A middle-aged woman has died in a guest house located at the Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Saturday.
The hotel manager discovered the lifeless body of the lady.
The Lagos State police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday.
Hundeyin said the manager of the guest house reported the case to the police in Ikorodu.
He said the manager’s report indicated that the woman, who was about 46 years old, arrived at the guest house on a motorcycle operated by her companion simply identified as Alfa Sule on Friday.
According to the police spokesman, the manager reported that one Alfa Sule, of unknown address, lodged at the guest house with the woman later identified as Muinat.
Hundeyin said that while the manager was going round the rooms on Saturday at about 6am, he discovered the lifeless body of the said woman but Alfa Sule was nowhere to be found.
“There were no marks of violence on the woman; the said Alfa Sule was nowhere to be found, but abandoned his Bajaj motorcycle.
“The police visited the scene and found the corpse with foam oozing out of her nostril.
“Photographs of the scene and body were taken before the corpse was removed and deposited at the Ikorodu General Hospital morgue for autopsy,’’ he said.
Hundeyin added that the manager of the guest house is assisting the police in their investigation while efforts are on to arrest the fleeing Alfa Sule.
He said the case would be transferred to the Homicide unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for further investigation.