The Lagos State police is currently searching for a yet-to-be-identified man who allegedly fled after murdering his girlfriend in a Lagos hotel.
According to Punch, the couple paid for an hour lodge at the Taola Hotel, on Prince Adeyemi Street in Ikotun, Lagos. They had arrived at 9.3om on the doomed day, and were expected to be done with their business at 10.30pm. But by midnight, when the couple had not left, the hotel manager, Ahmadu, checked the room and found the corpse of the woman.
The case was quickly reported to the nearby Ikotun Police Division, and the body later deposited in a morgue.
Speaking with the press, a resident of Ikotun, Jibola Adesina, said this:
“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 anonymously added that the alleged murderer had said he wanted to buy supplies at a nearby store and didn’t 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.”
Meanwhile, one of the hotel staff revealed that they didn’t take details of the man and deceased because of the short time they booked for. 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.”
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the police have launched investigation into the death.