Tragedy struck at the weekend in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, following the death of a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasko Egei, at Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa, a hotel owned by a former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.
Nasko, as he was fondly called by his friends, an APC youth leader, was reportedly found dead on Friday in his hotel room at the hotel located along the Isaac Boro Expressway, Yenagoa, the state capital.
The deceased, a former Senior Special Assistant to Governor Seriake Dickson during his first term in office was said to be in his late 30s and married with two children.
Security agencies especially the police were said to be investigating the cause of death of Nasko, who later shifted loyalty to the APC state leader and former Governor Timipre Sylva, during the 2015 governorship election.
One of the accounts claimed that the deceased was allegedly poisoned by his female companion who went with him to the hotel on the fateful day.
But another version said that the deceased died peacefully in his sleep in one of the hotel rooms.
A kinsman of Nasko, who spoke in confidence, said the deceased hailed from Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
He said the death of Nasko was curious and unacceptable as he was full of life before he retired to his room to sleep on the fateful night.
He challenged the hotel authorities to unravel the cause of his death and called on security agencies to find out the circumstances that led to his demise.
But sources claimed that lack of functional Close Circuit Television (CCTV) in the hotel room was frustrating investigations into his death.
The kinsman said that a big hotel like Aridolf should have a CCTV to unmask the identity of the lady that the deceased was with when he died.
He said: “The hotel sure has questions to answer. A hotel as big as Aridolf cannot claim not to have a CCTV. So, the hotel will do a whole lot of good to unravel what happened.
“Therefore, we implore the security agencies, particularly the police to swing into action to investigate this sad incident. The hotel should be made to provide the identity of the lady that went with him to the hotel.
“If the identity can’t be provided, the hotel should be able to play its CCTV to know the female guest with Nasko. As kinsmen, we will not allow the matter to be swept under the carpet. We are sad about this incident.”
It was also learnt that the deceased was found naked in his hotel room by the hotel management.