MAKURDI — A sad incident occurred in Makurdi, Benue State, as a final year student of Benue State University died in a hotel room.
According to reports, 21-year-old Joan Adaaku was found dead hours after she checked into a N2,000 room at Savannah Guest House at 7 a.m.
A source said:
“She actually arrived the hotel alone and after undertaking some check-in formalities she entered the room and locked herself up.
She never came out of her room again either to ask for food or any other things. So, at exactly 6 p.m, a room attendant knocked on her door to find out if she was interest in being attended to by room service.
Her silence aroused suspicion and the room attendant, who repeated his call to the room at 8pm without reply, alerted the manager on duty.
It was at that point that the management alerted the Police who moved in and broke into the room and discovered the lifeless body of the lady in a position that suggested she was making a call before her death.”
According to reports, the deceased checkd-in with a small purse which contained a Bible, rosary and N8,200. Also discovered in the room were a bottle of water and a bottle of soft drink.
Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent, DSP, Daniel Ezeala confirmed the incident and said investigation into the matter had commenced.