Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu
A woman, identified as Mrs Ifeyinwa Udeh, from the Abakpa-Nike area of Enugu, has died in a hotel room where she lodged with her lover.
The incident occurred on June 2, 2017, at a hotel in the Trans Ekulu area of Enugu.
The spokesman, Enugu State Police Command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development, said the woman checked into the unnamed hotel with her lover, one Joel Ugwu.
Amaraizu explained that while in the hotel room, the woman fell ill and lost consciousness.
Ifeyinwa was subsequently rushed to a hospital, where she was confirmed dead.
The lover, Ugwu, has landed in police custody as a result of the development.
Amaraizu said the man is helping the police with information as part of ongoing investigations into the incident.
Ugwu reportedly told police detectives that the woman became sick after taking a malt drink and bottled water, which were supplied by the hotel.
But Amaraizu said some ‘dangerous’ tablets/capsules were recovered from the hotel room.
“Operatives of the homicide section of the state police command have launched full-scale investigations with a view to unravelling the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“Recovered from the scene at the hotel room were remnants of some dangerous tablets/capsules and other materials which will aid operatives in their investigations,” Amaraizu said.
The police spokesman added the woman’s corpse has been deposited at Parklane Hospital, in Enugu.