The lifeless body of a fair-skinned lady was found beneath a bed in a hotel room in Imo State capital, Owerri on Sunday.
It was reported that her male partner who also checked into the hotel had fled.
The incident happened at a hotel located at the World Bank area of the state capital, investigation by our correspondent reveals.
The male partner had allegedly strangled his partner after they had sex.
Our correspondent learnt on Monday that the two guests had checked into the hotel the previous day (Saturday).
The girl’s corpse was discovered by one of the hotel attendants who went into the room to clean it.
A source at the hotel told our correspondent that no hotel attendant knew when the suspect fled the hotel.
The source said, “There was no noise suggesting that they fought. Nobody also knew when the man escaped from the hotel. We were shocked to discover that a girl was lying lifeless under the bed in one of the rooms.”
“When we checked for her partner, it was discovered that he had escaped. We quickly reported the incident at the police. The police are investigating the matter. The man did not leave any trace at all.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident when contacted.
The police spokesperson said that the state commissioner of police, Rabiu Ladodo, had ordered an investigation into the murder case.
Ikeokwu said “The death was reported to us and we are investigating it. The male partner fled but we have sensitive information we. are closing in on him with. It is a case of murder.”
“The victim’s identity has not been ascertained because his partner who apparently killed her made away with her phone and bag. There is no means of identification for now but we have advanced our investigation and soon we will apprehend the fleeing killer.”