Nigerian Police Probe Hotel Management For Torturing Female Worker To Death
Nnenna Onu Obini also known as Nancy from Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, who was a staff of Nwanyioma Hotel in Ebocha, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, has been tortured to death over N17,500 missing from her day’s sales.
A source close to the deceased’s family told SaharaReporters that after work on Tuesday, June 13, Nnenna did the account report of the day’s sale and submitted to the hotel management but N17,500 was missing from her account report.
“The woman who owns the hotel (name yet to be ascertained) insisted that she must pay the missing N17,500, which she did (there’s evidence to this), yet the madam locked her up in a room for three days and three nights without food or water.
“Within this period, she was banging the door and calling for help to no avail. When they finally opened the door after three days, she was seen on the floor, gasping for air and she was taken to a clinic where she died.
“The hotel management had sent an emissary to the girl’s family for peace talks but they’re not interested in any monetary compensation. All they want is justice for their daughter that was dehumanised and killed,” the source said.
According to the source, the deceased’s family, the hotel management and the Omoku Police Division in the state had a meeting Wednesday but they could not reach an agreement as the family insisted on getting justice for their daughter, not monetary compensation.
The source further said that while Nnenna struggled with life, rather than rushing her to a standard hospital, she was taken to a clinic, adding that the woman who owns the hotel is currently on the run.
The source noted that during the meeting with the family, the Omoku Police Division and the hotel management, they (the hotel) admitted to all the narratives that led to the female staff’s death.
However, “Nwayioma Hotel, Ebocha is still fully operational, one begins to ask if money is everything in this society of ours,” the source said.
When contacted for confirmation of the matter and comments on police’s actions in securing justice for the deceased, the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Grace Iringe-Koko, sent a reply that she would get back.
“I will get back to you please,” she sent a text.