Kingsley Enageghe, the Director of Queens Victory guest hotel located in Olaonikaju close, off Ijesha bus stop, has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Police for shooting and two other person.
According to reports, an argument ensued between Kelvin Nwabuno, 35, and the hotelier over non-payment of a lodge which resulted in Enageghe’s shooting sporadically.
A bar attendant of the hotel, Charles Edet who was also an eyewitness, narrated the incident to newsmen.
According to him, Kelvin who is the guest had earlier lodged in the hotel for days, on the fourth day of his stay, he ought to renew his payment but was expecting money from someone who did not deliver in time.
“The owner of the hotel told me to go and move their things out, but on getting to the room, I acted on my own by speaking to him politely he explained to me that he would renew his payment and also pay for extra days but I should hold on for him because his expecting some money to drop on his account.”
“I told him, to explain to the owner of the hotel the same way he explained to me, which he did together with his friend and the man accepted.”
“After some hours the guest withdraw the money and gave it to my boss, that is the director of the hotel.”
“The owner of the hotel called again, and the guest complained to him about his room television not working for the past three days since he checked in and demanded that the television in his room should be changed since he has paid for extra days.”
“An argument ensued and heard both of them exchange banter.”
“The owner of the hotel called me and told me to lock their room and chase them out, but I could not do so till he arrived furiously asking after the guest and they both pushed each other, and immediately he went inside his office and came out with a gun.”
“He shot at the guest, and unfortunately for me, the bullet splashed and got to my leg, and that of the friend of the guest, Animashaun Abdullahi, and a little splash on the thigh of the guest because I was standing in front of my boss trying to calm him down”.