Two hotel staff members were found dead in one of the rooms of the hotel(names withheld) in Calabar along Popular Parliamentary extension, Calabar Municipality LGA of Cross River state.
The tragic incident happened on Saturday when the lifeless bodies of the deceased, 18-year-old Joseph Enagu Onya from Yala Nkum in lkom LGa of Cross River and Daniel Asuatang Mathew from lni LGA of Akwa Ibom were discovered with foam on the mouth of Joseph and some traces of blood were also seen on the ground of the room where they were discovered.
According to Vanguard, the source further said that the only thing they would have suspected was generator fumes but there was light and the generator was never turned on all through the night.
However, a family source who pleaded anonymity lamented the fact that they were not rushed to the hospital immediately is suspicious but another staff who was on duty, said they tried to bring in a doctor to see if they could be revived but nothing could be done for them.
“After they discovered that they were dead, why didn’t they immediately inform the police also,” the source queried.
“Whatever the hotel is trying to hide will be brought to limelight as we are ready to go the whole nine yards to know what happened to our son, there is no amount of money they can use to cover this up, the source said.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident said that it was quite tragic but assured that the police would do everything possible to get to the root of the matter.
Ugbo said: ” Preliminary investigation has been carried out, samples have also been taken, the Commissioner of Police has also ordered that the case be transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department, CID, for further investigation, their remains would be taken for post mortem, we will get to the root.
“We are leaving no stone unturned in this matter, we also have the Manager of the hotel in custody and we have sealed off the facility as we speak,” she said.
The remains of the deceased have since been deposited in the morgue awaiting post mortem.
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