US-Based Nigerian Businessman Found Dead in Lagos Hotel


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A Nigerian businessman based in the United States, Onyejekwe Izuchukwu, was found dead in a hotel in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.


The 62-year-old, who was the President of Bits and Drilling Tools, a division of Schlumberger, had checked into the hotel on June 7, 2024. He passed away on June 9, 2024.

Izuchukwu had traveled to Nigeria for a business transaction. His body was discovered on the floor of his hotel room by a cleaner around 7 pm on June 9, 2024. The Assistant Chief Security Officer of the hotel reported the incident to the police.


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Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, confirmed Izuchukwu’s death.

Hundeyin stated that Izuchukwu was found lifeless on the hotel room floor, a doctor confirmed his death, and his body has been taken to a morgue in Ikeja for an autopsy. The police have begun an investigation into the case.

The death of Izuchukwu has raised concerns and speculations amongst netizens who think there’s more to his death than meets the eye.


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