Tragic Death of Businessman in Ikoyi Hotel Sparks Police Investigation

According to a source who spoke anonymously due to fears of victimization, the cleaner was conducting routine housekeeping duties when she discovered Izuchukwu lying motionless on the floor of his room

LAGOS — The Lagos State Police Command has launched a thorough investigation into the mysterious death of Onyejekwe Izuchukwu, a 62-year-old businessman whose lifeless body was discovered in a hotel room in the Ikoyi area on June 9, 2024.

Izuchukwu, who was based in Texas, USA, had recently returned to Nigeria to work on a business deal when the unfortunate incident occurred.

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PUNCH Metro gathered that Izuchukwu checked into the hotel on Thursday, June 6, 2024, as part of his visit to Lagos.

He was reportedly involved in a series of business activities during his stay. However, his plans came to a tragic halt when he was found dead by a hotel cleaner on Sunday, June 9, around 7 pm.

According to a source who spoke anonymously due to fears of victimization, the cleaner was conducting routine housekeeping duties when she discovered Izuchukwu lying motionless on the floor of his room.

Suspecting that he had passed away, she promptly alerted the hotel management. The hotel’s Chief Security Officer subsequently reported the incident to the police.

“He (Izuchukwu) was a regular customer, who lodged in the hotel on June 6, 2024, and was found dead in his hotel room on June 9, 2024, around 7 pm by a cleaner in the hotel,” the source stated.

The Lagos State Police Command swiftly responded to the report, sending officers to the scene to secure the premises and gather initial evidence.

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The circumstances surrounding Izuchukwu’s death remain unclear, prompting the police to initiate a detailed investigation to determine the cause and manner of his death.

Speaking to PUNCH Metro, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the commencement of the investigation.

“We have received the report of Mr. Onyejekwe Izuchukwu’s death and have initiated an investigation to uncover the circumstances surrounding the incident. We are committed to ensuring a thorough and transparent process,” Hundeyin said.

He added that the police are not ruling out any possibilities at this stage and are considering all potential leads. “We urge anyone with relevant information to come forward to assist with our investigation. The cooperation of the public is crucial in cases like this,” he noted.

The news of Izuchukwu’s death has sent shockwaves through both the business community and the local Nigerian diaspora in the United States. Friends and associates have expressed their grief and called for a comprehensive investigation to bring clarity to the tragic event.

Izuchukwu, known for his business acumen and philanthropic activities, had left a significant impact on both his local community in Texas and his business partners in Nigeria.

His sudden demise has left many in mourning, with tributes pouring in from those who knew him personally and professionally.

As the investigation continues, the Lagos State Police Command is expected to provide updates on the progress of the case.

In the meantime, the hotel where Izuchukwu was staying has assured guests and the public of their full cooperation with the authorities.

The tragic death of Onyejekwe Izuchukwu underscores the importance of thorough investigative procedures and the need for transparency in uncovering the truth behind such incidents.

The businessman’s family, friends, and the broader community now await answers to the questions surrounding his untimely passing.

 

This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

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