The assault on Ms Awuda persisted in spite of others’ attempts to stop it, resulting in her premature death.
The birthday boy and his companions are currently being held in police custody while an investigation is being conducted.
Miss Chinyere Awuda, a young woman from Nnobi in Idemmili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, tragically lost her life last weekend at Cosmila Hotel in Awka, Anambra State. She was beaten to death by a group of fun seekers at the hotel’s club.
According to sources, trouble erupted at the club when Mr. Gabriel Chinemere, a well-known club-goer, and his companions started assaulting her. Despite attempts by others present to intervene and rescue her, the relentless beating and harassment persisted.
“One of the clubbers accused her of picking money which the fun seekers were spraying on their friend who was a birthday celebrant.
“Some others said she did not only pick money, but went for bundles of money, which a clubber stacked by his seat side, waiting to spray on the celebrant,” a source told Daily Post.
Journalists were informed by a frequent clubgoer at the Cosmila Hotel that “some of these girls merely dress up, come to the club, and start to gather money.” These girls will simply select the money while you spray your friends, pocketing it.
“Because men are already drunk in club, the girls get away with the money. I was not in club last weekend, but I heard that the girl went for money that someone kept by his seat side, which he was getting prepared to go and spray. That was what happened.”
Eventually, the situation escalated, and the assailants dragged Miss Awuda outside the club and callously disposed of her lifeless body in the hotel’s swimming pool.
Confirming the incident, Anambra State Police Spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, stated that the birthday celebrant and his friends have been taken into police custody as investigations into the case are underway.
“Contrary to what people are saying about the complicity of Cosmila Hotel, we were assisted by the management of the hotel, to arrest the suspects. Investigation is still ongoing,” he said.