Three Lagos based hotel staff and two others has been arrested by the Lagos State Police for allegedly killing their employer, One Mrs Olusola Olusoga and her business manager.
The suspects were said to have carefully planned and executed the deceased, Olusola Olusoga aged 56 and Tunji Omikunle ‘m’ aged 39.
Addressing the media, the Lagos State Commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi said at about 0300hrs, the Managing Director/CEO of Etashol Hotels and Suites, Olusoga and her Business Manager, Tunji Omikunle were murdered in the said Etashol Hotel situated in Ojodu area of the State.
The CP said plan to rob the deceased business woman was hatched by three (3) staff of the hotel namely: Henry Lolo ‘m’, Ehizojie Vincent Jeffrey ‘m’, Okechi light Ezi ‘m’.
Others are two (2) contract staff who were identified by their aliases, Dubai ‘m’ and Dangote ‘m’.
“The principal suspect of the gang, Vincent Jeffery, was arrested in Port-Harcourt where he had gone to take refuge after the heinous act.
All the conspirators agreed that they had no future in the company because they believed the deceased was miserly. They therefore agreed that she must be robbed of her hard earned local and foreign currency being a London returnee.
“In order to have a hitch-free operation, they agreed that Henry Lolo, currently at large, must prepare a fast food called ‘Indomie’, a delicacy loved by all staff members and laced it with a sleep inducing stimulant called S. K. to be served the rest of the staff who were not part of the conspiracy.
“Their attempt to steal the key to the late CEO’s bedroom from the late manager’s pocket, however proved abortive as he woke in the process and began to struggle with them at the reception area; in the ensuing scuffle, the manager was strangled to death.
“After strangulating the hotel manager, late Tunji Omikunle, they searched his pockets but couldn’t find the keys, so they went upstairs to the late CEO’s room and forced it open.
“They met an obviously shocked woman in the room and bound her hand and leg. By the time they were through, the woman died. The gang stole her money, fifty thousand Naira only, Jewelries and other personal effects but couldn’t take it out of the hotel for fear of being challenged by a Police team stationed close to the hotel. So they abandoned the loot in the hotel which has been recovered as exhibit by homicide detectives investigating the case.
“Investigation has established a prima facie case of conspiracy and murder against the suspects, Ehizojie Vincent Jeffery ‘m’ and others still at large for the murder of the deceased person.
The CP further said the CCTV footage available to the Police, clearly showed the role played by each of the participants in the crime.
“Suspects arrested will be charged to court for murder while efforts are on top gear to arrest other suspects still at large,” he said.