By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Nigeria Police, Kwara State Command has called for the identification of a lady, whose corpse was discovered at Premium Diamond Hotel, Adewole area in Ilorin.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ajayi Okasanmi made the call in a statement signed on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Bagega on Tuesday.
The statement said that since the lady died in May, nobody has come forward to claim her corpse, while her companion who brought her to the hotel registered with fake name with fake address.
The statement reads: “On 28/5/2021, at about 1930HRS while responding to a call from one Olalekan Anafi ‘m’ the supervisor of Premium Diamond Hotel Adewole area Ilorin that on 27/5/2021 at about 1400HRS, one Adegboye James ‘m’ of No12 Okelewo Street, Ede, Osun State lodged at the above-mentioned hotel.
“The said Adegboye James went out and came back with a lady. The said Adegboye James later checked out of the hotel without the knowledge of any of the hotel staff.
“In the morning of the following day when nothing was heard from the room occupied by the said lodger, a spare key was used to open the room and were confronted by the dead body of the lady.”
The statement stated that an investigation was launched to arrest the lodger but it was discovered that the name and address written in the hotel book was fake.
The statement, however, urged members of public whose daughter or female ward was missing since the day mentioned above to visit the Homicide section of the Police Command for identification of the corpse for release.