Ghosts Kill Two, Leave Four Unconscious In A Brothel
Tragedy struck on Wednesday in Umuahia, Abia State capital as two lifeless bodies and four unconscious persons were found in a popular brothel located on 44, Uyo Street in the metropolis.
The incident was attributed to the alleged invasion of the brothel by “ghosts.” The brothel, known as “50-50 Bars”, according to some residents, is often visited by “mysterious beings” suspected to be ghosts. Although the identities of the casualties were not ascertained, sources in the neighbourhood said the dead included a male and a female while the unconscious were three males and a female. A source said that a top official of the brothel was among the victims. The incident which occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday threw the neighbourhood into confusion as sex workers in the facility took to their heels. Meanwhile, armed policemen have since cordoned off the building and restricted movements around the scene of the incident. Some of the commercial sex workers in the brothel often complained that spirits usually slap them at night. Another source who lives close to the building said he heard groanings from the brothel in the night but took it to be the normal noise from the building until early yesterday when he some commercial sex workers were evacuating their belongings. The source said the owner of the brothel, a woman, recently relocated from Port Harcourt, Rivers State where she had been running a similar business. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Ogbonna Nta, confirmed the incident and described it as “ugly and unfortunate.” He said two lifeless bodies (a male and a female) and four other unconscious persons – three males and a female – were evacuated from the building and taken to an undisclosed hospital in town