Ritualist found dead in hotel room in Ebonyi, calabash with money found

An unidentified ritualist dressed has been found dead in an hotel room in Ebonyi and a calabash containing money in a white cloth was also recovered.

According to reports, the ritualist who was seen dressed like an herbalist was found dead in an hotel room in Afikpo, Ebonyi state and the management were shocked to also find a calabash of money in his hand.

Ritualist found dead in hotel room in Ebonyi, calabash with money in white cloth found


“There was a heavy downpour accompanied with uncommon thunder the night before the day he was found dead” a Facebook user claimed.

The lightning allegedly killed the ritualist who was a middle-aged man identified as Kelechi Nwigbo from Akahufu Ekpaomaka village in the Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State

The incident, Southern City News gathered, allegedly occurred in Mark Doris hotels behind the popular Eke Market, Afipko, in the Afipko North Local Government Area of the state on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

The deceased who based in Germany is said to have checked into the hotel on 20th of September given instruction to the hotel attendants that nobody should disturb him but four days after his arrival the hotel management started perceiving offensive odour from the room where he lodged and immediately alerted police in Afikpo.

The police broke into the room, the man was seen carrying calabash with some money inside while he had white cloth material on his head and waist.

According to a PUNCH source, the deceased last returned to Nigeria in 2017 and that the family was not aware of his presence in the country let alone being in Afikpo after 13 years.

It was whoever said that when the family contacted his friends in Germany, they expressed shock that they are not aware of his journey to Nigeria let alone lodging in Afikpo instead of Abakaliki the capital city of Ebonyi state.

Another information from a source close to Ikwo LGA said the family has gone to a seer to find out the course of Kelechis’ death as he has been the source of living to the family.

When contacted, the police public relations officer in Ebonyi State DSP, Odah Loveth, confirmed the report and said police is working tirelessly to unravel the course of the man’s death.

Odah said, “when the police divisional crime officer, Afikpo division lead his team to the hotel on the 24th, break into the room , the man was already decomposing.

“His international passport was recovered in the room and the body evacuated to the mortuary.”

The Police has also asked that anyone with useful information should please come forward.

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