An eyewitness claims that the deceased, an Enugu State native, was discovered dead on Monday morning after cleaning her room and washing the plates she had used the night before.
The incident prompted the other hotel sex workers to begin move their possessions from their rooms in an effort to ran away.
As locals gathered around the scene of the tragedy to talk about it, the incident caused confusion in the neighbourhood.
While some believed there had been a murder, others thought the victim had committed suicide.
The placement of the body, according to a witness who saw it before it was taken away at about 2.10 p.m., showed and stated that the victim had been strangled, she could not commit suicide.
An early caller may have strangled her over a money dispute, according to a second source, who is a coworker.
She continued by saying that the deceased had a dispute with a caller last week over the fact that the caller had purportedly paid her but she had declined it and didn’t give him access which resulted in a heated argument and a threat from the caller.
According to Mama Chizoba, a 70-year-old woman who lives close to the hotel, the sex workers received between N5,000 and N7000 depending on the type of caller.
She questioned why the hotel’s owners would let the other girls leave their possessions behind when the situation hadn’t been thoroughly looked into.
She denied the allegations that the dead killed herself, claiming that all of the hotel’s sex workers are subject to investigation.
According to her, “It 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 daylight with their personal belongings when the corpse of their colleague they claimed hanged herself has not been removed and investigated.
“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 us to believe that the girl killed herself. How can somebody who hanged herself be standing with her legs touching the floor?”
Some young people who shared the same opinion about the circumstances surrounding the lady’s death completely rejected the theory that the sex worker hanged herself, claiming that because the nature of the their hustle she practices, nothing could have caused her to do so. They also added that women in such trades are strong-willed and can’t think of taking their lives, and they questioned why she was standing on her feet.
When the officers from the Central Police Station in Onitsha left the scene at 12:30 p.m., they were joined by several hotel staff members who subsequently returned. Shortly after, an ambulance with a mortuary attendant from the General Hospital in Onitsha arrived and transported the deceased’s body away.
Ifeanyi Ibru, the Divisional Police Officer at Onitsha’s Central Police Station, commented on the occurrence and said that the matter is currently being investigated.
“We are investigating the matter, the corpse has been taken away,” Ibru added.
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