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Hotelier with others allegedly matcheted Security personnel to death

Hotelier with others allegedly matcheted Security personnel to death

A security guard in Abraka, Ethiope East council area of Delta state, has been reportedly killed by the owner of Noble Ocean Hotel in Abraka, Delta State, Noble Iteme.

Reports say that the suspect who has been arrested, was assisted by some others in crushing the victim, Godstime Sunday, to death recently.

According to reports, the security guard, 31, was beaten for being absent when some armed robbers allegedly invaded the hotel, creating a suspicion that he might be in the know.

The suspect reportedly questioned the security guard about his whereabouts when the robbers allegedly stormed the hotel.


He then ordered that he be beaten up, perhaps to confess when he was unable to give a genuine reason for his absence

Upon noticing that the security guard was bleeding profusely, the suspect, on second thought, contacted the Police for the guard’s arrest.

Sources further said that the security guard was already gasping for breath from blood loss before the arrival of the ptolice and consequently died.

Rather than arresting the deceased, the Police operatives who arrived at the scene arrested the hotelier for alleged murder.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident, saying that the deceased died of machete wounds, which he sustained in the head while he was being clubbed.

“He was accused of stealing handsets in the hotel. While they were trying to make him confess, he was beaten to a pulp with machete cuts on his head. He died in the hospital.

“The hotel owner was arrested on the strength of his being the one that initiated the attack on the boy.

“The hotel owner is presently at the State CID in Asaba,” he noted.

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