Recall that on Friday, July 28, the state police command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, in a statement released, said the autopsy carried out on Ms. Awuda shows she d!ed of drowning which is contrary to claims that she was beaten to death by some fun seekers at the hotel.
Shortly after her body was found, some eyewitnesses claimed that Ms. Awuda was beaten to death by some fun seekers at the hotel who accused her of stealing some money sprayed on someone who was celebrating his/her birthday within the hotel premises.
However, the police spokesperson said the pathologist who carried out the autopsy did not find any trauma marks on Ms. Awuda’s corpse.
Reacting to the police statement, the family while speaking through their lawyer, Eziafa Enwedo, asked the police to release the hotel’s CCTV footage, alleging that it showed a male adult chasing the deceased towards the pool area.
Rejecting the autopsy report, the Family insisted that their daughter was killed, noting that the circumstances behind her d£ath must be established and that “justice must be served.”
“We acknowledge the autopsy report of the police regarding the alleged murder of Miss Chinyere Awuda, whose corpse was found inside the abandoned swimming pool of Cosmila Hotels and Suites, Awka. We are relieved that the police have finally launched their investigation into Awuda’s death and what caused her untimely death, which we continue to believe was a premeditated m^rder.”the lawyer said
He said the police were forced into carrying out the inquiry, adding that the autopsy report did not resolve the claims of her alleged m^rder and that the family was prepared to pursue the case further.
“We want the Nigeria Police Force, Awka Division, to release the real CCTV footage they have that show a male adult suspected of being one of the culprits chasing Miss Chinyere Awuda into the abandoned swimming pool area. CCTV footage showed her being be