A few months ago, A lady found dead in an Abuja hotel, Esther Isaac was strangled to death, an autopsy result has revealed.
According to the result of the test carried out at the National Hospital, Abuja, the 21 years old lady died of “severe asphyxia.”
This is a result of restriction of oxygen to the body, which mainly occurs due to suffocation, strangulation, drowning, or choking.
Recalling that Esther was on February 25, 2022, found dead in the room she lodged in at the Agete Hotel in the Gwarinpa area of the FCT.
The management of the hotel had in a statement by Babajide Iletogun, said Esther came into the hotel with a male who gave his name as Chukwuemeka Michael but absconded.
He added that the police were immediately alerted.
According to The statement read in part, “On Friday, February 25, 2022, two guests, a male and a female, came into our hotel between 10 am and 11 am. They asked for rooms and the rooms were shown to them by the porter.
‘After examining the rooms, they picked room 901. The male guest filled the registration form with the name Chukwuemeka Michael and paid N9, 000 which is the charge for the room.”
He, however, said the CCTV in the hotel had been faulty since January 2022, adding that efforts by the technicians to restore it before the incident didn’t yield a result.
Unfortunately, the lady’s brother, Emmanuel had insisted that Esther was murdered and accused the hotel management of covering up by saying that their CCTV was faulty the day Esther lodged in the facility.
The hotel, therefore, distanced itself from any complicity in Esther’s death
However, a copy of the autopsy stated that Esther was assaulted.
The autopsy which was carried out by Dr P.G Jibrin, a pathologist at the National Hospital, Abuja on June 29, 2022, with the certificate number 7986 read, “Cause of death: Severe asphyxia. Antecedent causes of death: Strangulation due to physical assault.’’