"There is Kukere Waka": Man Lives in 5-Star Hotel for 2 Years With Bill of N57 Million, Leaves Without Paying

"There is Kukere Waka": Man Lives in 5-Star Hotel for 2 Years With Bill of N57 Million, Leaves Without Paying

  • A man stayed at a five-star hotel in Delhi for two years without paying N57 million in bills
  • The hotel accused the man and some of its staff of fraud, forgery and cheating by falsifying accounts and deleting entries
  • The police are looking for him as he is also suspected of conning other hotels in India, and the hotel staff involved in the scam

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Ankush Dutta, who stayed at a five-star hotel in Delhi for almost two years without paying the bill, was accused of fraud by the hotel management.

The hotel also filed a complaint against some of its staff members for allegedly helping the man evade payment.

Photo of hotel room and a man in suite
The police has launched a hunt to find the man. Photo credit: Getty image Source: Getty image
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Came in 2 years ago

According to the Indian Express newspaper, Ankush Dutta checked into the Roseate House hotel near the international airport on 30 May 2019 and was supposed to check out the next day.

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However, he extended his stay for 603 nights until 22 January 2021, leaving behind unpaid bills of over N57 million.

Possible collution

The hotel alleged that Dutta colluded with the staff, who helped him hide his mounting bills by falsifying accounts and deleting entries.

The hotel rules stated that if a guest owed more than N300,000, the staff was obligated to inform the senior management in order to push them for the payment.

However, the rule was believed to have been violated by the staff.

The hotel also claimed that Dutta provided fake receipts and three cheques that couldn’t be cashed. The police complaint read:

"The guest and the staffers resorted to several ways to avoid paying bills. They owe more than Rs 58 lakh to the hotel. They deleted entries, forged reports, gave forged cheques and documents, and cheated the hotel by misusing its electronic system."

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The police registered a case against Dutta and several hotel employees, including head of the hotel’s front office department Prem Prakash, for conspiracy, forgery and cheating.

A senior police officer told the newspaper:

"We believe Prakash forged the records. He even removed Dutta’s names from daily reports where his hotel bills were stated."

The police are searching for Dutta, who is suspected to be a fraudster who has conned several other hotels in India as well.

The Roseate House hotel is a luxury property that offers rooms starting from N80,000 per night.

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