A 26-year-old lady, identified as Ugochukwu Nworie, has been found dead in a hotel after she was gang-raped in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
It was learnt that the lady arrived at the hotel in the company of a group of young men late in the night.
It was further gathered that the victim was found dead in the hotel room after the door was forced open the following day.
The incident was confirmed by the Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, on Wednesday.
Odah revealed that efforts were on top gear to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators accordingly to serve as a deterrent to possible offenders.
The police spokesperson stated that investigation confirmed that the lady was gang-raped, as more than 12 used condoms were discovered in the room.
She added that investigation was ongoing and would provide other information needed.
Odah said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Kpirikpiri Police Division in the state, indicated that the incident happened in Hope-in hotel, situated at Nine Ngbowo street, Abakaliki.
The police spokesperson said: “The DPO reported that the incident happened while on a routine check on the hotel. A room not accounted for was discovered.
“So the DPO decided to enquire from the receptionist, who told him that the guests in the room were unknown to him.
“Efforts to open the room proved abortive, until he requested for the spare key to open the door, only to discover a lifeless body of the lady, naked and her legs, hands with mouth was tied to the bed in the room.”
Odah, who described the incident as unfortunate and an offence against humanity, said the corpse has been deposited at a morgue.