Middle-aged man dies 30 minutes after checking into hotel with girlfriend


An unidentified middle-aged man has allegedly died in a hotel in Onitsha, 30 minutes after checking in with a lady suspected to be his girlfriend.

New Express learnt that the shout for help from the room attracted the attention of the manager of the hotel, who rushed to the room to find the man clutching his chest and asking for help.

A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, said: “On the 30/1/2020 at about 7:45pm, the manager of Jubilee Hotel in Onitsha reported at Central Police Station, Onitsha that a middle aged man allegedly took a lady whose identity is yet unknown to the hotel.

“After about thirty minutes the manager heard someone shouting for help and holding his chest.

“The victim was immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention but certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor on duty.”

He said the scene was visited by Police detectives attached to CPS Onitsha and photograph of the victim obtained.

According to him, there was no mark of violence on the deceased body, adding that the corpse had been deposited at Boromeo Hospital for autopsy while investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.


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