A 37-year-old businessman, Chukwunonso Chukwujekwu, has been found dead in mysterious circumstances.
The deceased who hailed from Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra state, was resident in Boi Village of Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State where he had a provision store.
It was learnt that the incident occurred on Thursday, December 1, 2022, two days after he was declared missing.
Our correspondent reports that the incident is coming one week after the abduction of a young politician, Markus Masoyi in Boi by gunmen who are still holding him captive and are demanding for N100m ransom.
The cause of his death has remained a mystery as no one could give a clue as to what led to his disappearance in the first place, before his death.
A member of the Police Community Relations Committee in the area (name withheld) said that the incident had left many residents of the area in total confusion considering the circumstances leading to the incident.
According to him, the deceased was found dead in a hotel room after he was reported missing to the PCRC as well as the Police Divisional Headquarters in Bogoro.
He was said to have participated in the Igbo end of year party which took place on Wednesday night in the area being an active member of the Igbo community meeting there.
According to reports, the deceased was born on January 25, 1985 and is survived by his wife, Grace Chukwunonso and three children.
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His corpse has been deposited in the morgue as investigation are ongoing.
Bauchi State Police Command confirmed the incident saying that investigations had begun in earnest to unravel those behind the dastardly act after it received the report of the mysterious death.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, who made the confirmation said, “One Mrs Grace Chukwuemeka, 27 years old, reported at the Bogoro Divisional Headquarters on November 30, 2022, that her husband, Mr. Chukwunonso Chukwujekwu left home for his provision shop located at Boi and since then he did not return.
“Immediately after she reported, the DPO, Bogoro led a team of detectives to organise a search party in the area. Consequently, he was found dead in a hotel room situated at Tudun Wada area of Boi in Bogoro LGA lying on the floor with saliva and foams from his mouth”.
Wakil, a superintendent of police added that, “The DPO and his men evacuated the corpse to the General Hospital, Bogoro where he was certified dead by a medical doctor on duty.
“Presently, the Commissioner of Police has ordered for an autopsy to determine the cause of the death. Investigation is ongoing.”