A hotelier identified as Noble Iteme has been arrested for allegedly killing his security guard, in Abraka, Ethiope East Council Area of Delta State.
Iteme is the chief executive officer of Noble Ocean Hotel, Abraka.
It was gathered that the suspect was assisted by some others in clubbing the victim, Godstime Sunday, to a pulp, leading to his eventual death.
According to reports, the security guard, 31, was beaten for being absent when some armed robbers allegedly invaded the hotel, creating suspicion that he might be in the know.
The suspect reportedly questioned the security guard about his whereabouts when the robbers allegedly stormed the hotel.
He then ordered that he be beaten up, perhaps to confess, when he was unable to give a genuine reason for his absence.
Upon noticing that the security guard was bleeding profusely, the suspect, on a second thought, contacted the police for the guard’s arrest.
Sources further said that the security guard was already gasping for breath from blood loss before the arrival of the police and consequently died.
Rather than arresting the deceased, the police operatives who arrived the scene, arrested the hotelier for alleged murder.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident.
He said that the deceased died of machete wounds which he sustained in the head while he was being clubbed.
“He was accused of stealing handsets in the hotel. While they were trying to make him confess, he was beaten to a pulp with machete cuts on his head. He died in the hospital.
“The hotel owner was arrested on the strength of his being the one that initiated the attack on the boy.
“The hotel owner is presently at the State CID in Asaba,” he noted.
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