Policeman arrested after girlfriend slumped and died in Lagos hotel
Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that it arrested a police sergeant identified as Anthony Kachukwu after his girlfriend, Justina Omofuma died in his custody at Exclusive Mansion Hotel in the Surulere area of the state.
According to PUNCH, the incident occurred on Sunday July 26, 2020, after the lovers had both passed the night in the hotel. The policeman’s girlfriend lost consciousness the next day, while sitting on a chair, and hit her forehead on the ground.
According to reports, the impact of the injuries sustained by Justina after hitting her forehead on the ground killed her. The policeman who was in the toilet of their hotel room when the incident happened, discovered Justina lying on the floor of the when he returned to the room, and all efforts to resuscitate the victim reportedly proved abortive.
Anthony reported himself and the incident at the Surulere Police Division, where he was taken into custody.
It was learnt that Justina’s remains were evacuated from the hotel and deposited in the Mainland Hospital’s mortuary for autopsy.
According to reports, Justina’s family know that they were both lovers, they never suspected any foul play and they are only demanding her remains to perform her burial rites as they prevent police to continue the investigation or conduct an autopsy to reveal the cause of death.
However, Anthony was undergoing orderly room trial for other disciplinary matters. This was disclosed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed that the cause of Justina’s death could not be ascertained, because her family withdrew the case on the ground that they suspected no foul play.