Girlfriend arrested after South African lover was found dead in Lagos hotel

Girlfriend arrested after South African lover was found dead in Lagos hotel

- The police in Lagos state has arrested one Gift Mike after her South African lover was found hanged in a hotel

- The deceased, Daniel Grant, was found hanged at the Emerald Cove Hotel in Victoria Island

- The State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, is investigating the case

The Lagos state police command has arrested one Gift Mike in connection with the death of her 50-year-old lover, Daniel Grant, a South African national

Grant was reportedly found dead in the early hours of Sunday, May 6, at the Emerald Cove Hotel on Sinari Daranijo street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Punch reports. notes that the deceased was found hanged in the toilet of the facility with his legs on the floor.

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The Lagos state commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi, said that the posture of the deceased and other evidence at the scene suggested that he was murdered, adding that the case had been transferred from the Maroko police division, where it was initially reported, to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba, for further investigations.

He said: “The complainant, one Abu Ismail, the manager of the Emerald Cove Hotel, reported that one of their guests was found hanged in his room.

“He stated that on Saturday, May 5, the deceased, a South African national, and his girlfriend, Gift Mike, checked into the hotel. On the same day, the two lovebirds left the hotel to Pat Bar, Victoria Island, on a drinking spree and returned to the hotel around 1.30pm before they retired to bed.

“Around 1.30am, the girlfriend, Gift Mike, woke up and found the deceased missing on the bed. She later found him in the toilet hanged in a vertical position and raised the alarm, which attracted the attention of the deceased’s friend, Piyush Srivatsatav, an Indian national, and some staff members of the hotel.

“The investigation team, led by the deputy commissioner of police, SCIID, Yaba, and forensic experts from the Lagos state ministry of justice, visited the scene of crime and took samples for scientific analysis. The girlfriend has been arrested.”

It was reported that the corpse had been deposited in the Lagos Island General Hospital’s morgue for autopsy.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that an unidentified young man hung himself to death in Abuja. The unfortunate incident reportedly took place at Lokogoma district within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to eyewitnesses, they claimed that the young man killed himself because he was frustrated.

In the picture which went viral on social media, the deceased was seen hanging on the tree with just his underwear on as people gathered round to look at him.

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