An Hotel in Aba, Abia state, have been marked by residents as a place where people enter and get missing.
Residents of the Ogbor-Hill, Aba, recently sent a save our soul message to the State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu and the state police Command, to investigate cases of deaths and missing people in a suspected hotel located at Ubani street in the area.
A cross-section of residents of the area including Chimuanya Ezenna lamented that the hotel has become a notorious centre for reports of deaths and missing customers with suspected persons yet to be arrested.
Ezenna said that some of the residents who reported the cases of alleged deaths and missing persons to Police are now afraid because of threats and failure to make an arrest of the alleged suspects.
He said; “The latest case of death at the hotel occurred on 15th April 2022 when a young lady whose identity is yet unknown was killed and her 2-year-old female child stolen by her killer.
Her killers are two young men, whose identities are yet to be revealed by the Hotel management even though their faces were captured by the CCTV of the Hotel.”
“Information available to us has it that over 7 murder cases have been recorded at the Hotel since the beginning of this year 2022 which the Director of the Hotel has covered by truncating investigation to save the Hotel’s name.
“Few days ago, some youths vowed to set the Hotel ablaze if the killers of the innocent young single mother of one is not unveiled.
“The Police Station is currently investigating and has released the Director of the Hotel who has not fed the Police with the necessary information of the killers of lady.
“The incessant killing going on in that hotel and why Police has refused to prosecute the Hotel Management and Staff for Conspiracy and Murder is provoking and the Governor need to do something.”
Contacted, Abia State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the incident, adding that the woman’s corpse has been deposited at the morgue while investigations are ongoing to unravel the people behind the dastardly act.
The PPRO who disclosed that the matter is before the state Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, urged anyone with useful information to help police to identify the people behind the act.
He gave out his telephone number and that of the Commissioner of Police as 08094448883 and 08039148294, respectively.
He urged members of the public willing to give credible information on the crime to do so using either of the numbers.
He further advised that such information could also be availed any police station in the state.
“Anyone with useful information could also walk into any Police Station in Ogbor-Hill under whose jurisdiction the incident happened, to report what they know about the murder and stealing of the two-year-old child,” Ogbonna said.