A SUSPECTED cultist has been allegedly killed by a thunder storm at Mark Doris Hotels along Eke Afikpo, Afipko North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The deceased, a middle aged man whose name was given as Kelechi from Akahufu Ekpaomaka, in Ikwo Local Government of Ebonyi State was based in Germany and checked into the hotel on 20th of September.
According to report, he gave instruction to hotel attendants that nobody should disturb him but four days after his arrival, the hotel management started perceiving offensive odour from the room where he lodged and immediately alerted police in Afikpo.
Report further said that police broke into the room following report from the hotel management and saw the man’s corpse with calabash and some money inside while he had white cloth material on his head and waist.
A source from the area, disclosed that the hotel management heard the thunder strike from his window but because the guest had instructed that nobody should come to his room unless he called the hotel’s attention, they didn’t border going to check on him.
A shocking disclosure by our source said the deceased returned to Nigeria in 2017 and that the family was not aware of his presence in the country let alone being in Afikpo after 13 years.
It was whoever said that when the family contacted his friends in Germany, they expressed shock that they were not aware of his journey to Nigeria let alone lodging in Afikpo instead of Abakaliki the capital city of Ebonyi State.
Further information from a source close to Ikwo LGA said the family has gone to a seer to find out the course of Kelechis’ death as he has been the source of living to the family.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ebonyi State, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the report and said police is working to unravel the course of the man’s death.
“When the police Divisional Crime officer, Afikpo division led his team to the hotel, the man was already decomposing. His international passport was recovered in the room and the body evacuated to the mortuary.”