16-year-old girl found dead, hidden inside wardrobe in Bayelsa hotel

The corpse of a 16-year-old girl, Miss Nengi Enenimiete, was found dead and hidden inside the wardrobe of an hotel located in Twon Brass Island in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that the corpse, which had started discharging a foul smell, was said to have been discovered by the manager of the hotel on Monday.

According to sources, upon inspection, the corpse of the deceased did not show any sign of physical injuries, mutilation or strangulation.

Indigenes of the Twon Brass community are however demanding an autopsy and arrest of the mystery male guest who brought the deceased to the hotel and took her life.


It was gathered that the deceased was introduced to the yet-to-be-identified male guest on Saturday by her friend. He was said to have lodged at the hotel and allegedly checked out alone on Sunday.

A source from the Twon Brass community explained that “when the manager arrived and checked the room. He saw that it was messed up and asked the cleaner to tidy it up for another guest. The cleaner did but they noticed little water flowing out from another part of the room.

“While they were checking the room, they were perceiving a foul smell and started searching for the source. They later discovered the lifeless body of the deceased in the wardrobe.”

The deceased is said to be an indigene of Nembe/Brass local Government area of the State while the girl identified as the link between her and the yet-to-be-identified male guest has been reportedly arrested.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, said “on 21st November 2022 the manager of a Hotel in Twon Brass, reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Brass, that he perceived an offensive odour from one of the rooms in the hotel, upon a search he discovered a lifeless female corpse hidden inside a wardrobe.

“The deceased was later identified as Nengi Enenimiete ‘f’ aged 16. The investigation is ongoing to identify the suspects who lodge in the hotel room on the night of the incident. The corpse has been evacuated and deposited at the mortuary for autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.”


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