The dead body of one Uche Egwuenu, the manager of Matbeery Hotel in Isolo area of Lagos, was found a few days ago in one of the hotel rooms.
The deceased, whose father was the owner the hotel was said to have locked himself up in the room, only for his dead body to be found later, Nigerian Tribune reports.
According to report, the hotel workers had alerted the police when Egwuenu had locked himself up in the room for longer hours.
A source from around the hotel at Plot 59 Ire Akari Road, Isolo, said the body was already swollen when it was discovered.
Another source close to the hotel, who spoke to NAN in Lagos said: “The deceased was last seen in the early hours of Friday before locking himself up in one of the rooms. Nobody heard from him throughout Friday.
“The assistant manager and other staff of the hotel reported the matter at the Isolo Divisional Police Headquarters, which prompted the DPO’s visit to the hotel for assessment. The DPO and others forced the room open and Uche was found dead and swollen on the bed, an indication that he died more than 24 hours before discovery.
“White liquid substance suspected to be hard drugs, diary and a bottle of Orijin drink with mixed liquid, were recovered from the room.”
The corpse was removed by policemen from Ire Akari police station and deposited at the morgue.
Confirming the incident, the acting image maker in charge of the state police command, Patricia Amadin, said that a liquid substance was still trickling out of the deceased’s mouth when the police forced the door open.
The police have begun investigation into the manager’s mysterious death.
Last month, the chief consultant gynaecologist and managing director of Hope medical centre Benin City, Dr John Abode was found dead in his wardrobe. It is believed that the doctor committed suicide.