HOTEL OWNER BUTCHERED IN ABUJA

Detectives attached to the Divisional Police Station, Madalla, on the outskirts of the FCT are on the trail of those who murdered Obianado. Obianado, a former manager with defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), was killed on the premises of his hotel. The suspected hired assassins stormed the hotel on a motorcycle.

A police officer, who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent yesterday that the hotel security officials on night duty have all absconded. However, other workers on duty, including guests who lodged in the hotel, have been taken in to custody for questioning.

An experienced and competent Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) is leading a team to unravel the death, the officer added. He said: “On Friday night, we got a distress call from a worker in the hotel that his boss had been slaughtered.

The complainant, who was on night duty at the time of incident, said that two men came on a motorcycle in about 12a.m. and demanded to see the MD who was in his office.

They went into his office and shortly after, the MD and the two men stepped out into the compound of the hotel. “He said they thought they were having a private conversation until the shouting of their boss attracted attention as his visitors continued to stab Obianado with a knife until they finished butchering him to pieces. They took off on the motorcycle.” The hotel was sealed and locked when New Telegraph visited the place yesterday.

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