POLICE in Anambra State have arrested five persons in connection with the death of an Onitsha-based businessman in an Onitsha hotel recently.
The suspects were picked up by anti-homicide police team following complaints by relations of the deceased, Onyemaechi Idoko, who allegedly died in a sex bout though the allegation was later refuted by his younger brother, Chidozie Idoko, who accused operators of the hotel of complicity in Onyemaechi’s death.
Stressing that only an autopsy will resolve the puzzle, while narrating the incident to newsmen, Chidozie said that owners of the hotel situated along Obanye Street, Onitsha, have more explanations to make, because he believes that his late brother was murdered in cold blood.
“I came here (named the hotel) with some policemen based on the petition we wrote to Commissioner of Police, John Abang, because my brother was murdered contrary to insinuations that he died while having sex with a yet to be identified lady in the hotel.
As you can see, the police have just arrested five persons here, maybe to explain what they saw, because even on the day my brother was murdered, renovation work was going on in the hotel. Two suspects are still on the run.
There was so much foul play because you will not tell me that my brother died while having sex with a lady, yet he was found dead fully clothed not in a room but in the hotel premises outside while his supposed sex partner has remained unknown.
When I demanded to see the phones of my brother on the day he was murdered to know if I will see the name of the person that allegedly called my brother’s wife on phone, behold, two of my brother’s phones were damaged already.
When I asked for the manifest, my brother’s name was not there, what I saw was Bartholomew – my brother’s name is not Bartholomew,” Chidozie said.
Police Public Relation Officer in Anambra State, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the arrests, adding that autopsy report on the deceased was being awaited.