Bayelsa police confirm finding decomposing body of 16yr-old girl in hotel wardrobe


Police Command in Bayelsa has confirmed discovery of the decomposing body of a 16-year-old girl inside the wardrobe of a hotel located in Twon Brass in the Brass Local Government Area of the state, Monday.

According to the police, the body, already decomposing was discovered by staff of the hotel on routine room cleaning.

The late teenage girl identified as Nengi Enenimiete, is also said to be an indigene of the area, and was said to have been linked to a guest of the hotel, who had since checked out after meeting with her.

Police also confirmed that the body which will be taken for autopsy, had no physical marks when discovered.

The late Nengi was allegedly introduced to the yet to be identified male guest on Saturday by her friend and the duo lodged at the hotel.

The male guest was said to have checked out on Sunday.

Contacted, spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident, saying that investigation is ongoing to identify the guest, who is now at large.

“On 21 November, 2022 the manager of a hotel in Twon Brass reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Brass that he perceived an offensive odour from one of the rooms in the hotel, and upon a search, he discovered a lifeless female corpse hidden inside a wardrobe.

“The deceased was later identified as Nengi Enenimiete, aged 16.

“Investigation is ongoing to identify the suspects who lodge in the hotel room on the night of the incident.

“The corpse has been evacuated and deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.

“Investigation is ongoing,” Butswat said.

A source from Twon Brass community, said: “When the manager arrived and checked the room, he saw that it was messed up and asked the cleaner to tidy it up for another guest.

“The cleaner did but they noticed water dripping on the tiles from another part of the room.

“While they were checking the room, they perceived a foul smell and started searching for the source.

“They later discover the lifeless body of the deceased in the wardrobe.”

The girl identified as the link between her and the yet-to-be identified male guest has been reportedly arrested.

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