In a shocking turn of events, the administration of Anambra State has taken swift action and sealed off the Cosmila Hotel in Awka following the tragic death of a young woman, Miss Chinyere Awuda, on its premises.
The incident occurred during a raucous birthday celebration at the hotel last weekend, where partygoers allegedly beat Miss Awuda to death.
The circumstances surrounding the young woman’s death are mired in controversy, with conflicting accounts emerging. According to some witnesses, Miss Awuda was accused of picking and pocketing money that was meant to be sprayed on the birthday celebrant during the party. According to other reports, she might have attempted to flee before the enraged partygoers caught her.
As the news of the gruesome incident spread like wildfire, the state police launched an investigation, leading to the arrest of the birthday celebrant and his companions. The suspects are accused of murder and disposing of the victim’s body in a pool within the hotel premises.
In response to the horrifying incident and to ensure a thorough investigation, the Anambra state commissioner for culture, tourism, and entertainment, Hon. Don Onyeji, took decisive action and sealed off the Cosmila Hotel. Speaking to reporters over the phone, Onyeji confirmed, “Yes, we have visited the hotel and also sealed it off. We are in touch with the police, who are already investigating the matter, and the facility will remain sealed pending the outcome of the police investigation.”
The tragic event has sent shockwaves through the local community, sparking discussions about safety measures at entertainment venues and the need for stricter security during parties and celebrations. As the police probe into the incident continues, the public awaits further updates to shed light on the circumstances leading to the young woman’s untimely demise.
In the meantime, the closure of the Cosmila Hotel stands as a stark reminder of the consequences of unchecked violence and the importance of ensuring safety and security at such establishments. As the investigation unfolds, authorities and the public demand justice for Miss Chinyere Awuda while simultaneously advocating for measures to prevent such horrifying incidents in the future. #Anambra
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