There was pandemonium at River Bank Hotel in Ijora-Badia area of Lagos State as a 60-year-old man, Raji Adio, died while having sex with his lover who fled the facility after making the discovery.
The woman disappeared from the hotel premises before the cleaner, John Chuks could alert his co-workers after he saw her running. The hotel manager who left the premises to attend a morning devotion at the Revelation Church opposite the hotel was quickly alerted before the incident was reported to the police.
THE MANAGER STATED, “BOTH ADIO AND THE WOMAN WERE REGULAR CUSTOMERS, SO ON THE DAY OF THE INCIDENT, THEY BOTH CAME AROUND 8AM TO BOOK A ROOM FOR SHORT-TIME REST. IMMEDIATELY PAYMENT WAS MADE, I ISSUED A RECEIPT TO ADIO AND GAVE HIM THE KEY TO ONE OF THE ROOMS. AFTERWARDS, I LEFT THE RECEPTION TO ATTEND A MORNING DEVOTION AT A CHURCH OPPOSITE THE HOTEL. ALMOST ALL MEMBERS OF STAFF OF THE HOTEL ATTEND THE DEVOTION BEFORE BUSINESS WILL COMMENCE FOR THE DAY.
“AS THE DEVOTION WAS GOING ON, CHUKS SUDDENLY RUSHED TO INFORM US THAT HE SUSPECTED THAT SOMETHING STRANGE HAD HAPPENED BECAUSE OF THE WAY A WOMAN RUSHED OUT FROM ONE OF THE ROOMS AND RAN OUT OF THE HOTEL. WE QUICKLY CHASED AFTER HER, BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.
“IF SOMEONE WAS AT THE RECEPTION, THE WOMAN WOULDN’T HAVE ESCAPED, BECAUSE THE RECEPTIONIST WOULD HAVE ASKED FOR ADIO WHEN THE WOMAN WAS LEAVING. BUT THE CLEANER, WHO WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE SEEN HER WHILE RUNNING AWAY, CAME TO CALL US INSTEAD OF CHASING AFTER HER TO PREVENT HER ESCAPE.
“WHEN WE WENT BACK TO THE ROOM TO FIND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED, WE SAW ADIO LYING NAKED ON THE BED AND ON CLOSE EXAMINATION, WE REALISED THAT HE WAS DEAD. WE ALSO FOUND THE TISSUE PAPER THAT BOTH OF THEM USED DURING THEIR ROMP ON THE FLOOR, WHILE THE MAN’S CLOTHES WERE ON THE TABLE. I SUSPECT THAT THE WOMAN QUICKLY DRESSED UP AND RUSHED OUT OF THE ROOM AFTER ADIO DIED.”