The suspect in the death of Adeshina Olayinka, also known as Khadi, at the Wetland Hotel, Akobo in Ibadan is being held, according to the Oyo State Police Command.
A hotel source gave this information on Monday.
Until her tragic passing, Khadi was a well-known Ibadan-based Instagram textile seller.
Olayinka apparently passed away on Thursday morning after the man she was with checked out early.
The front desk employee called Khadi’s room to check on her safety before letting the man go.
The State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan, was claimed to be holding the suspect at the time.
It was further revealed that the suspect, name withheld, voluntarily presented himself to the police at Akobo Police Station having heard that his attention was needed by the police over the death of Olayinka.
“We wouldn’t have known until 12 noon check out time if not for the power bank that one of the receptionists lent her.
“So, when we discovered that she was still breathing, we quickly called police at Akobo Police Station but unfortunately, she died before getting to the hospital.
“So, we called the suspect to inform him about the incident. He was shocked and rushed down to the hotel to present himself to the police.
“The case has been transferred to the state CID. Actually, he is one of our customers here. He always patronises us.
“And when he came around (before he presented himself to the police), he said the lady was complaining that night that she was weak.
“And that was why he just allowed her to rest,” a staff member of the hotel who did not want his name in print revealed.
The Oyo Command Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, said the police had commenced investigation into the matter.
“Investigation is in progress. Updates would be provided accordingly, please,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the hotel management had in a statement expressed its cooperation with the Nigeria Police in the investigation into the cause of the deceased’s death.
“To the general public and our dear valued guests, we regret to inform you that an unfortunate incident occurred at our hotel, Wetland Hotel.
“One of our guests passed away while staying with us.
“We are fully cooperating with the authorities in their investigation into this matter, and we assure you that we are doing everything we can to assist the police in their efforts to determine the cause of death.”
The statement further assured guests of the hotel’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of hygiene and safety while expressing condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.