The management of Cosmilla Hotel located at Lake View Estate, Amuwo Odofin, Festac Town Extension, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, has sacked some workers over their alleged complicity in the murder of Cynthia Osokogu.
The hotel is where the daughter of a retired army general, Frank Osokogu, was cruelly murdered by her facebook friends last month.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the sack was in connection with the way the suspects who are now facing murder charge at a Lagos court lodged in the hotel without proper record.
The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, told journalists that the suspects checked into the hotel with fictitious names to mask their identity probably because of the crime they were going to commit.
P.M.NEWS gathered from the police that the suspects lodged in the hotel with fake identity and that was why it was difficult for the police at Area ‘F’ in Festac initially to trace them after the dastardly act. The police had to track them through their sim cards and girlfriends.
When P.M.NEWS visited the hotel yesterday, some of the staff confirmed that the workers who were on duty on the day the incident happened have been sacked.
They explained that the procedure in booking for accommodation in the hotel is that a guest must present his identity card or complimentary card or passport before he/she can be given accommodation. But in this particular case, that procedure was not followed.
They said the sacked workers could not explain why the process was not followed.
When P.M.NEWS contacted the manager, Victor Ugokwe, he confirmed that new workers have been employed to replace the sacked ones.
He declined to say much on the matter and referred our reporter to the police for further information .
Cynthia was allegedly murdered by four suspects, Okwumo Echezona Nwabufo, Ezike Ikechukwu Olisemeka, Orji Osita and and Maduako Chukwunonso in the hotel. she was lured from her Nassarawa base to Lagos, drugged, raped and strangled.
They have been arraigned before Yaba Magistrate’s court where they are facing an 8-count charge of murder, armed robbery, rape and administratering drug on the deceased.