By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
CALABAR—CONTROVERSY now surrounds the death of one Wisdom Edu who, until his death, was a staff of Treasureland Hotels in Calabar Municipal Council of Cross River State, just as the tree beside the swimming pool where his body was discovered was said to have ‘mysteriously’ withered within 24 hours after his death.
About five persons, including the manager of the hotel, had been quizzed by the police over the incident but some of them were said to have been released after making their statements.
Wisdom, as he was popularly known, was 19 years old and a native of Adadama in Abi Local Government Area of the state and was living at No. 4 Calabar Road, before his death on November 9, 2012.
A family source claimed that his corpse was discovered early morning the next day by some naval officers who were lodged at the hotel. He was said to have deep a cut on his head.
Mr. Icha Mbotor, a relation of the deceased, said he received information about Wisdom’s death on Sunday morning when his sister, Ghada Francis Ekun, called him to break the sad news and that the corpse was deposited at Calabar General Hospital mortuary.
He said that when he got to the State Housing Police Station where the matter was reported, the story of Wisdom’s death was confirmed and that the picture taken by the police showed that there was a deep cut on the deceased’s head and his mouth was swollen.