Birthday party turns soury, as Lady beaten to death in Anambra hotel for picking money
A birthday party held in a certain popular hotel (name withheld), in Awka, Anambra State has turned tartly as a young lady simply identified as Miss Chinyere Awuda has been beaten to death at the poolside of a popular hotel (name withheld) in Awka, Anambra State.
According to reports, the ignoble incident occurred on Saturday’s night during the said celebration.
Late Miss Awuda, a native of Idemmili South LocalGovernment Area of Anambra State was accused of picking up money some friends of the celebrant had sprayed on the latter while he was dancing during his birthday party at the hotel.
It was gathered that the lifeless body of the victim was found floating on the swimming pool of the hotel, the following morning, where she was allegedly dumped.
The eyewitness said: “The girl was at the club when trouble broke out, and a man and his friends started beating her after she was accused of picking money they were spraying on their friend who was celebrating his birthday.
“They accused her of picking money which they were spraying on their friend while some said she did not only pick money from the floor but went for bundles of money, which one of them stacked by his seat side, waiting to spray on the celebrant.
“The girl was beaten when they caught her but despite efforts made by other people in the hotel to rescue the girl, they continued to beat and molest her.
“She was later dragged outside the club, and her lifeless body dumped into the hotel’s swimming pool.”
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer of Anambra State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident.
He went further to disclose that the birthday celebrator and his friends were already in police custody while the case is being investigated.
Ikenga said, “Four suspects are in our custody in connection with the incident, the hotel management assisted the police in arresting the suspects and investigation is still ongoing. Further details shall be communicated please.”
However, taking to their social media handles, aggrieved Nigerians have reacted acerbically to the sordid incident, as some without mincing words, have called for the indefinite closure or forfeiture of the hotel where the lady was allegedly murdered in cold blood.
While some insinuate suspected ritual act, others argue that the lady did not deserve the ill-judgement meted out to her, reiterating that “no amount of stolen money at a birthday party is worth the life of anyone”, as they unanimously call for the prosecution of the perpetrators, as well as their immediate life imprisonment.