UNIBEN Female Student Strangled To Death Inside Hotel By Suspected Ritualist In Anambra
An undergraduate of University of Benin (UNIBEN), Miss Chinenye Promise Nwoye, has reportedly been strangled to death inside a hotel room at Abagana, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
According to Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) Radio, the UNIBEN student was believed to be a victim of scammers or kidnappers, who lured her into the hotel for ritual purposes.
It was gathered that before she was lured to the hotel for the dastardly act on August 27, 2020, the late Miss Nwoye, who was on scholarship at UNIBEN, had opted for computer lessons at a neighboring town, following the outbreak of COVID-19.
On the day she was killed, she was allegedly lured to the hotel by her killers who allegedly forced her to make a phone call to her family members to inform them that she was in danger and needed her ATM pin number to free herself from “kidnappers”.
Her mother, Mrs. Chinyere Nwoye and a member of her family fellowship, Brother Jude Okoye, said they rushed to the hotel shortly after the deceased called them but it was too late.
They said the deceased had called them to say she needed her ATM pin number to free herself from “kidnappers”.
The family members accused the hotel management of complicity in her painful death through their actions and or inactions, calling on government and human rights groups to unveil the killers.
They also revealed that Police officers from Abagana Divisional Police Station, came and took the corpse to Bekee Hospital Mortuary Nimo, Njikoka Local Government Area.
Two suspects, including a staff of the hotel, who were reportedly arrested by the Police over the incident were said to have been released, fueling the suspicion of an intense pressure to sweep the matter under the carpet.
But when contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed said “one suspect not two” was arrested over the incident, adding that the case has been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, for discreet investigation.
KanyiDaily recalls that a retired police officer, Andy Ugwu, had also cried for help over the death of his 27-yr-old son, Augustine Ugwu, who was killed by police in Enugu.