The owner of Nwayioma hotel in Onelga, Rivers State, Mr uzoma Aghaoyibo has denied claims that his wife detained and tortured a staff of the hotel, Nnenna Obini Nancy to death.
According to People’s Herald, the owner said the reports were from mischief makers who are out to tarnish the good image of his hotel.
According to him, there is no iota of truth in all the social media reports on the circumstances surrounding the death of the hotel staff.
He however Confirmed reports that there was a misunderstanding between the deceased and his wife, Mrs Ujunwa Aghaoyibo who manages the hotel, over missing N17,500 from the proceeds of sale of food by the late Miss Nancy Nnenna Onu Obini.
Part of his statement reads,
“It is not true that late Nancy Nnenna Onu Obini was locked up, tortured and denied food and water for even a single day by the hotel management. What happened is that as the cook on duty, she resumed work on Monday June 12, after her one week off. On Tuesday, June 13, the management discovered a shortfall/discrepancy in her sales report. On further investigation, it was discovered that she under reported her sales proceeds for that day to the tune of N17,500.
“This led to a demand by my wife, Mrs Ujunwa Aghaoyibo, who runs the hotel that she paid the shortfall. Nnenna did not deny the shortage. She used her debit card (ATM) to transfer the money to the company account.
“Because of the quarrel that ensued between her my wife who runs the hotel, she said that she wants to go, but my wife refused to allow her to go, insisting that she should complete her shift duty days, which was to end on Friday, June 16.
“This was after she paid/refunded the N17, 500 that was the shortfall from proceeds from sales of food. That was on Wednesday, June 14.
On Thursday morning, being June 15, other workers of the hotel got dressed up but Nnenna was still working as she was the one on duty in the kitchen. Immediately she came back to their room door from the kitchen, she sat down sluggishly and started to show some signs of weakness.
“Then the security man noticed that she was not looking as well and quickly placed a call across to me to say that this girl (Nnenna), is not feeling well. I immediately directed that she should be taken to the clinic. She was rushed to the capstone clinic at Omoku. They attended to her and she regained herself.
“Meanwhile, before she was taken to the clinic, she had called her family members to tell them that she was not well, but that my wife, who runs the facility doesn’t want to let her go. It was as if she had a premonition of her death, as she was quoted to have said that if they didn’t take her to the hospital, she may have died”.
“… when late Miss Nnenna Nancy Onu Obini received medical attention at the capstone clinic, Omoku, she regained strength and walked to the restroom and came back on her own to her hospital ward, and even fed herself. Unaided. Surprisingly, she later died at about 9:45pm that Thursday night after eaten her meal.