By Okonkwo Samuel
During a press meeting today, Mr. Akuneziri Stanley, the manager of Cosmila Hotel & Suites, spoke to reporters about the unfortunate incident that occurred at the hotel. The incident involved the tragic death of Chinyere Awuda, known as Chizzy, who was found dead inside the abandoned pool during the early hours of Monday morning. Different stories about how she died have caused arguments.
Stanley clarified that he was not actually present at the hotel when the incident occurred and emphasized that he doesn’t normally participate in such activities. Contradicting an earlier report, he confirmed that the incident happened on Monday morning around 4 am, not on Saturday as initially reported by bloggers.
According to the manager, the incident unfolded during a fashion brand launch event for “Good Life,” hosted by a young man known as “Bullion van”. Attendees at the event were seen spraying money in support of Bullion Van’s venture. During the money spraying, Chinyere Awuda allegedly tried to grab some money from the bag that was being sprayed. This action led the men, who accused her of stealing, to chase after her as shown by the hotel’s CCTV footage.
The recorded footage available to Daily News Reporters revealed Chizzy running towards the Cosmila Hotel extension, trying to find a hiding spot from her pursuers. However, her pursuers eventually lost track of her and left the scene. It is alleged that, in her attempt to hide, she accidentally fell into the old abandoned swimming pool located in the darkened area of the hotel extension, leading to her untimely demise. Unfortunately, there were no cameras capturing her fall into the pool, but the video footage shows her running and searching for a hiding spot in the darkness.
As of the time of this report, the police have not issued an official statement regarding the matter. A call to the Anambra Police Command spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who promised to provide more details as the investigation unfolds.
While the investigation continues, the circumstances surrounding Chinyere Awuda’s death remain matters of concern and speculation. Authorities are closely examining the available evidence, including the CCTV footage, to ascertain the events that led to this tragic loss of life.