The Rivers state police command says it will set up tasks force to monitor the lack of compliance by hotels and hospitality management to install close circuit television cameras CCTV in all hotels in Rivers state.
This is after another girl was strangled to death by her lover at a hotel on Woji Road GRA Phase 2.
The police public relation officer Nnamdi Omoni told our correspondent that arrest has been made and that police is on the trail to capture the suspect who committed the dastardly act. He said men of the GRA police division are almost closing in on the suspects who is still at large.
Recall that two weeks ago a similar incident occurred at another hotel in DLINE Axis in old port Harcourt township where a supposedly lover strangled his girlfriend in a hotel and fled. The lover who is yet to be captured by police is still on the run and three days after such similar incident was reported in IMO STATE of a THREE STAR hotel in the ASSUMPTER area of Imo state.
The police spokesman Nnamdi Omoni however expressed sadness over the refusal and noncompliance by hotels in the state to install CCTV Cameras to monitor activities within their environment.
He said the command will have to mobilize task force and empower them to go after hotels who are yet to heed the call to install safe CCTV.
He said the CCTV s will ensure that movements are monitored in and around hotels in the state. He urged hospitality managers to comply to the order which he said was issued to hotels more than a year ago to install CCTV cameras as way of curbing the menace of criminals who use hotels to perpetrate crimes and also save the hotel management and staff from arrest and undue detention when such incidents occurs.
our correspondent gathered that the incident happened in a hotel called VENICE HOTEL WOJI ROAD GRA PHASE 2. where a sex worker went to have fun with her lover but was strangled to death by the unknown male client.
a visit to the hotel shows that the place is on a lock down. while staff and management of the hotels where arrested and still being detained by police.