Following the death of a 40-year-old man identified as Enuduisu Odili, during a sex frisk with a sex worker, the Rivers State Police Command on Saturday shut the brothel on Azikiwe Street, Mile 2, in the Diobu area of Port Harcourt.
The brothel manager as the sex worker was also taken into the police custody.
It was also gathered that Enuduisu booked into the brothel on Thursday night, but his remains were discovered on Friday morning.
His family on Saturday however alleged their son’s murder and requested for a detailed investigation into the incident.
The younger brother of the deceased, Chukwuemeka Odili, also urged the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, to clear up the puzzle behind his brother’s death.
He said, “We were shocked when we received the news of the sudden death of our brother from the police on Friday, December 4, 2020.
“We suspect foul play between the hotel management and the suspect. We want justice for our brother.”
A spokesman for the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, disclosed that the matter had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.
He said, “The place was temporarily sealed off to forestall any form of breakdown of law and order in that area or damage to the facility.
“The manager of the place is in our custody. The prostitute in whose room the man died is also with us and investigation is ongoing. The matter has been transferred to state CID.”