Man Flee as Lover Dies in Lagos Hotel
The police in Lagos State have launched a manhunt for a man suspected to have murdered his lover at a hotel on Prince
Adeyemi Street, Ikotun, Lagos.
It was learnt that the suspect, whose name had yet to be ascertained, had lodged in a room in the hotel – Taola Hotel – with his girlfriend around 9.30pm on Friday.
He was said to have paid for one hour which was supposed to elapse around 10.30pm. Workers of the facility, however, became worried when it was 12am and
the guests did not check out of the hotel.
The manager of the hotel, identified only as Ahmadu, was said to have gone to check the room only to discover that the woman was dead, while the suspect had fled.
Ahmadu reported the case at the Ikotun Police Division, while the remains of the victim were deposited in a morgue. A resident of the area, Jibola Adesina, said no one could explain how the
suspect escaped from the hotel.
He said, “The police came to
remove the corpse. No one can
say how the man managed to
escape from the hotel because it
has only one entrance.”
Another resident, who spoke on
condition of anonymity, said the man had said he wanted to buy something outside the hotel and fled afterwards, adding that the management suspected
something was wrong when he did not return.
“I learnt from one of the workers
in the hotel that the man came out
of the room around 10pm. He said
he wanted to buy something
outside. He left, but did not return. It was when they waited in vain for his lover to step out that they decided to go into the room. She was found dead,” he said.
A worker of the hotel, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our
correspondent during a visit to the area on Sunday that the incident “shook everyone”.
He said the lovers had come to have “a nice time”, adding that their details were not collected because they did not have the intention of passing the night.
He said, “It was unfortunate. They
just came to spend a short time
together. That was why their
details were not taken. The case
was reported to the police.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the police were investigating the incident.