Juliana Francis

The Anambra Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ikenga Tochukwu, has revealed that a young lady who was found dead in Cosmila Hotel Swimming Pool was not beaten to death as many alleged.

Tochukwu explained that on the 17th of July 2023, the body of the deceased, later identified as Miss Chinyere Awuda was found in an abandoned swimming pool within the premises of Cosmila Hotel located at No.10 Cosmila Close, off old INEC  road by Regina Caeli Junction, Awka.

He said: “It was alleged that the deceased was beaten to death by some persons who had an event at the hotel the previous night.  She was accused of pilfering some of the  Naira Notes allegedly sprayed on the celebrant.

“In the course of the Police investigation, the celebrant was arrested for questioning while the corpse was recovered and deposited at the morgue for autopsy.

“Contrary to claims that the deceased was beaten to death, the pathologist found no sign of trauma on the body. The autopsy report indicated that Drowning was the cause of death.

This finding was in tandem with claims that the lady ran away when accosted and every effort made to find her that night was futile. She fell into the abandoned swimming pool and drowned.”

The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, CP Aderemi Adeoye has directed that the case file be forwarded to the Attorney General for vetting and legal advice.


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