The management of Cosmilla Hotel located at Lake View Estate, Amuwo
Odofin, Festac Town Extension, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, has sacked some
workers over their alleged complicity in the murder of Cynthia Osokogu. The
hotel is where the daughter of a retired army general, Frank Osokogu,
was cruelly murdered by her facebook friends last month.
It was gathered that the sack was in connection with the way the suspects who
are now facing murder charge at a Lagos court lodged in the hotel
without proper record. The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer,
Ngozi Braide, told journalists that the suspects checked into the hotel
with fictitious names to mask their identity probably because of the
crime they were going to commit.
P.M.NEWS gathered from
the police that the suspects lodged in the hotel with fake identity and
that was why it was difficult for the police at Area ‘F’ in Festac
initially to trace them after the dastardly act. The police had to
track them through their sim cards and girlfriends.
visited the hotel yesterday, some of the staff confirmed that the
workers who were on duty on the day the incident happened have been
They explained that the procedure in booking for
accommodation in the hotel is that a guest must present his identity
card or complimentary card or passport before he/she can be given
accommodation. But in this particular case, that procedure was not
They said the sacked workers could not explain why the process was not followed. When P.M.NEWS contacted the manager, Victor Ugokwe, he confirmed that new workers have been employed to replace the sacked ones.He declined to say much on the matter and referred our reporter to the police for further information .