A man (names withheld) had allegedly taken the woman with seven months pregnancy to a hotel in Inland town area of the commercial city and the hotel staff discovered that the woman was dead the next morning.
The suspect, who is now in police custody, allegedly checked into the hotel on Wednesday with the heavily pregnant woman for an all night sex escapade but the woman failed to wake up yesterday morning.
Though the Onitsha Area Police Command declined details of the incident, a resident of the area, who lives near the hotel, said the suspect and the deceased were just lovebirds.
â€œI woke up and discovered that policemen from Inland town, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Cosmas Eze, were everywhere around our street. What came to my mind was maybe, they received a distress call that a criminal was in the hotel. But on closer enquiry, I saw the policemen bringing out a dead body wrapped with bedspread. That was when I became more interested in the story and I discovered that the corpse that was taken away by the police was actually that of a pregnant woman who had lodged in the hotel with her lover.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Uche Eze, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect had been arrested and the case transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Awka for further investigations.