A lady simply identified as Chisom, from Enugu state has allegedly committed suicide at Frontline Tourism and Hotels Limited Onitsha, Anambra state.
Chisom, suspected to be a prostitute, our source revealed hanged herself in her room for an undisclosed as she didn’t drop any suicide note.
According to an eye witness, the deceased committed the sacrilegious act on Monday morning after sweeping her corner and washing the plates she used to eat the previous night.
Our source who visited the scene and saw her corpse before been taken away stated that there was controversy surrounding her alleged suicide as her two legs were touching the floor when she was discovered.
“How can somebody commit suicide while her two legs were touching the floor as if she was standing up? This is very confusing. I don’t know how to reconcile this one,” the source revealed.
WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that some residents, who went inside the rickety and environment unfriendly hotel room, argued that her legs were full on the ground and could not have possibly hanged herself.
Nevertheless, see other reports of the incident suggested that she may have been been strangled by an early caller over a financial disagreement as ladies plying such trade are prone to disagreement with their callers over fees.
Our reporter equally gathered one version of the story had it that the deceased allegedly had a disagreement with a caller last week, who allegedly paid her but she refused to give him assess, a situation they said led to a serious quarrel and a threat by the caller that she will not stay beyond this week.
According to other accounts, the deceased, because of her attractive facial and bodily looks, gets more patronage from men, a situation that does not go down well with other competitors in the hotels, thereby attracting envy and jealousy for her.
By and large, a close source to the hotel said that a friend of the deceased also from Enugu State, who is also on the run disclosed before she took off that she saw the deceased with a rope less than one hour before she was discovered dead Monday morning, but did not understand what the rope was meant for.
WITHIN NIGERIA investigation showed that many sympathizers were hanging in front of the hotel located along Old Market road and Court road junction, Onitsha, trying to see if the locked entry gate of the hotel will be open for them to have a glimpse of her corpse, many of the ‘call girls’ in the hotel were hurriedly moving out with their belongings over fear of being arrested.
One of the residents of the environs who spoke to newsmen under anonymity stated that the situation was indeed pathetic and controversial.
She questioned why the proprietors of the hotel should allow any of the ‘call girls’ to carry their personal belongings to leave the scene when the corpses of the deceased they alleged hanged herself has not been removed.
The woman, however, dismissed the claims that the lady hanged herself, saying that all the ‘call girls’ within the hotel have questions to answer.
According to her, “Is painful that this kind of death will happen in a notorious hotel like this and the proprietors will allow the prostitutes living there to be vacating the hotels in broad day light with their personal belongings when the corpse of their colleague they claimed hanged herself has not been removed.
“Why are they running, the proprietors and people are looking at them and they are moving out with their personal belongings one after the other, and they want darts to believe that the girl killed herself. How can somebody who hanged herself be standing with her legs touching the floor.”
Asked if such incident had happened before, she explained that ” I have lived here for over two decades. This hotel has also been in existence for over twenty years but I don’t think I have seen anybody who committed suicide here. No, I have not. Even if there has been, it has not been in this manner.”
Meanwhile, the Police from Onitsha Area Police Area Command, a walk distance of ten minutes to the scene of the incident, visited the hotel at about 12.30pm and left with some officials of the hotel, but they later returned.
When contacted on phone, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ikenga Tochukwu, could not go through as his phone was indicating switched-off as at press time.
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