Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the death of a 26-year-old lady, Ugochukwu Nworie, who was raped to death by a gang of rapists at Hope-in Hotel, Nine Ngbowo Street, in Abakaliki.
Ugochukwu Nworie Found Dead
KanyiDaily recalls that a source had revealed that the lady was found dead on Monday, a day after she arrived at the hotel in the company of a group of young men late at night.
The source said, “Ugochukwu went to see a guy that invited her to a hotel at Presco Junction, fast forward to the next day, she was found dead in the hotel room.
“Her two hands were tied to the back, her legs were also tied and her face was blindfolded. Her private part cut off. The culprit is no where to be found but the police are on the matter.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Loveth Odah, who confirmed the development, said the lady was found dead in the hotel room after the door was opened on Tuesday morning with her legs, hands, and mouth tied.
Odah. who dispelled reports that her private parts were missing, said that investigations confirmed that Ms Nworie was gang-raped, as more than 12 used condoms were discovered in the hotel room.
She said, “The DPO reported that the incident happened while on a routine check on the hotel. A room not accounted for was discovered.
“So the DPO decided to enquire from the receptionist, who told him that the guests in the room were unknown to him.
“Efforts to open the room proved abortive until he requested for the spare key to open the door, only to discover a lifeless body of the lady, naked and her legs, hands with mouth tied to the bed in the room.”
Odah further said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Aliyu Garba, had directed a thorough investigation into the incident.
She stated that efforts were on to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators to serve as a deterrent to possible offenders.
“Preliminary investigation indicated that the lady was gang-raped, as more than 12 used condoms were discovered in the room.
“Investigation is still ongoing and we would continue to update the media and public as we unravel more details on the matter,” she said.
The police spokesperson said the corpse had been deposited at a morgue.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a police DSP, Francis Onugha was found dead and naked in his bedroom, after sex romp with an unknown lady at the Police Barrack in Nasarawa.