According to former National Human Rights Commission director Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, a Nigerian woman Uju Ndubuisi Chukwu was strangled to death at her hotel room Empero Palace Hotel, South Africa.
Uju Ndubuisi Chukwu was Deputy Director-General of Chartered Insurance Institute of #Nigeria (CIIN). In South Africa to attend the conference of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO), she was found dead in her hotel room in Johannesburg on 13 June.
The night before her body was found, Uju, who was lodged at the Emperor’s Palace Hotel & Convention Centre had attended the closing dinner of the AIO Conference. Her colleagues who were with her saw her healthy.
The Emperor’s Palace Hotel where she stayed & died is less than 5 Km from the OR Tambo Int’l Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, which markets itself as a secure, safe destination for rest, relaxation & major events.
Whn Uju’s body was found 13 June, the belief initially appeared to be she had suffered a sudden death overnight. However, on 20 June, following autopsy, South Africa’s Dept. of Home Affairs issued a DeathCertificate saying she had died of UnNaturalCause
The DeathCertificate was the 1st indication that Uju Ndubuisi may indeed have been killed. This was confirmed in a separate document issued by South Africa’s Dept of Health on 27 June, where they confirm that the autopsy revealed she had been strangled.
Rather than join in finding an answer to Who Killed Uju Ndubuisi, a valued guest, Emperor’s Palace Hotel has stalled & stonewalled. The hotel Management is unwilling or unable to provide access to CCTV images & other evidence that may help investigations.
South African authorities, having received no co-operation from the hotel, are now moving to close down investigations into the question
Everyday, we get stories of #Nigerians residents slaughtered in South Africa. The story of #WhoKilledUjuNdubuisi is not just another addition to morbid statistics. She traveled for work & was killed in her hotel room. Finding her killers shd not be that impossible.
In this release by the Chartered Institute of Insurance of #Nigeria #CIIN, Colleagues who were with Uju Ndubuisi on her fateful last trip to the AIO Conference in South Africa tell of their last encounters with a much loved colleague