The Anambra lady identified as Chinyere Awuda, whose corpse was found near an abandoned swimming pool on the premises of a popular hotel in Awka, has been buried in Awuda, Nnobi community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The 30-year-old deceased, a graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, who died on July 15 after she was allegedly beaten to death after she was accused of picking up money being sprayed during a birthday party at the hotel. She was buried on Saturday, September 9.
Her burial attracted members of her former schoolmates, friends and family members, who described her as a cool-headed and lovable fellow.
The parents of the deceased, Mr and Mrs Patrick Awuda, who could not hold back tears, lamented the death of their daughter, saying that their sadness was that their daughter died an “undeserved death”.
They said, “She was our fifth child. The news of her sudden death came to us as a rude shock. We never expected that her promising life with a bright future would be cut short in such a manner.
“We heard that she was beaten to death by a group of boys and her corpse was found near an abandoned swimming pool in the hotel where she went with her friends to celebrate someone’s birthday.
“Although, the police said autopsy proved she drowned, but we believe she was killed as they have refused to release the CCTV footage of the incident, what can we do, we have left vengeance to God. We are going to miss our loving and caring daughter.”
Also in a teary voice, the elder brother of the deceased, Ekene, who regretted the death of his sister, lamented that both the police and the hotel management did not show any empathy to the family in this time of grief.
“It is a pity that my sister died in such a manner after labouring to graduate from the University. The police only said she drowned in the water, but we believe she was killed and it is a pity that her killers are walking freely.
“Both the police and the hotel management did not show any empathy to the family, even though they are aware that she is being buried today.
“My sadness is that my sister died an undeserved death and the death is being covered up by the police and the hotel management. We leave vengeance to God,” he added.