Two young people working in a hotel (name withheld) have died mysteriously in the same facility located at Parliamentary Extension, Calabar Municipality Local Government Area of Cross River State.
THE PARADISE NEWS gathered that the deceased, an 18-year-old Joseph Enagu Onya from Yala Nkum in lkom Local Government Area of Cross River State and Daniel Asuatang Mathew from lni Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State were found dead in one of the hotel rooms on Sunday, May 22, 2022, morning.
According to sources in the hotel, the duo died on Saturday, May 21, 2022, night after cooking and eating with other staff of the same hotel. Nothing happened to the other staff but Onya and Asuatang were found lying lifeless the next day with foam on the mouth of the former, while some traces of blood were also seen on the ground of the room where they were discovered.
According to VANGUARD, the deceased have been working in the hotel for more than half a year without any issue.
One of the sources said that the only thing they would have suspected was generator fumes but there was light and the generator was never turned on all through the night.
However, a family source who pleaded anonymity lamented the fact that they were not rushed to the hospital immediately
but according to another staff who was on duty, they tried to bring in a doctor to see if they could be revived but nothing could be done for them.
“After they discovered that they were dead, why didn’t they immediately inform the police also?”, the source fumed.
Continuing, the Source said: “Whatever the hotel is trying to hide will be brought to the limelight as we are ready to go the whole nine yards to know what happened to our son, there is no amount of money they can use to cover this up”.
SP Irene Ugbo, Police Public Relations Officer in Cross River State Command, when contacted on the phone on Monday, May 23, 2022, confirmed the incident to VANGUARD, adding that it was quite tragic but assured that the police would do everything possible to get to the root of the matter.
“Preliminary investigation has been carried out, samples have also been taken, and the Commissioner of Police has also ordered that the case should be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigation. Their remains would be taken for post mortem and we will get to the root.
“We are leaving no stone unturned in this matter, we also have the Manager of the hotel in our custody and we have sealed off the facility as we speak,” Ugbo said.
When Vanguard contacted the younger brother to the owner of the hotel simply identified as Prince, he said he was not in the right frame of mind to speak on the matter, adding that he would revert when he was ready to speak.
The remains of the deceased have since been deposited in the morgue awaiting post mortem.