The body of a married mother of five was discovered in a hotel after she lodged with her secret lover.
It was gathered that the lady who is said to be from Benue State and married with five children, had checked into the room with her secret lover in the night of Friday, April 8, when tragedy stuck as only her naked corpse was discovered the next morning while the man who took her there had sneaked out of the hotel before the discovery.
It was also learnt that the matter was reported at the Apapa Police Division, with the policemen moving in to remove Joy’s corpse and deposited it in a morgue.
A resident on the road who gave his name as Matthew, said the hotel workers discovered Joy’s remains when it was time for her to check out of the hotel and they did not see her, adding that there were no sign of torture on her body to suggest unnatural death.
“Joy was a mother of five children. She was a food seller. She ran a restaurant close to the Police Complex in Apapa. She was married to a man from Enugu State.
The hotel workers on Friday, during the time Joy was to check out, went to her room to remind her. The door was locked and they knocked on the door. After several knocks and no answer, they forced the door of the room open. They were shocked to find her dead.
They raised the alarm and the matter was reported at the police station. The woman had come to the hotel with a partner.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding however, that the police found marks of torture on Joy’s body.
“The female lodger died while she was with the fleeing suspect. There were marks of violence on her body. The corpse has been deposited in a morgue for autopsy while investigation is ongoing to track the suspect.”