The Police in Delta State have arrested a commercial sex worker who allegedly stabbed her client to death during an argument at Destar Hotel, Asaba, Delta, on July 18.
The spokesman of the state command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Asaba that the police responded to a distress call from the hotel after the incident.
“The suspect is currently in police custody, while the case has been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) after preliminary investigation by the “C Division,’’ Aniamaka said.
The hotel has been deserted, and attempt to speak with its manager was unsuccessful as he was said to have traveled out of Asaba.
However, a bar attendant, who would not be identified, said the incident had thrown “the stakeholders” into mourning.
“The sad incident started like a normal argument inside the hotel room, and before we realised it, the man was down with a fatal stab. The incident happened at about 10.45 p.m., so nobody could actually say what led to the fracas,” he said.
One of the sex workers in the hotel described the incident as horrible and unfortunate, saying it had brought “our business to a standstill’’.