Tragedy struck on Sunday night at the Cosmila hotel in Awka, the Anambra State capital, when a young lady identified as Miss Chinyere Awuda was allegedly beaten to death.
According to reports, the incident happened when some friends were spraying money on a birthday celebrant while he was dancing during a birthday party at the hotel.
The deceased, said to have hailed from Nnobi, in the Idemmili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, was found dead in the swimming pool of the hotel the following morning, where she was allegedly dumped.
Sources at the party said trouble started when the deceased was accused of picking up some money that was being sprayed on the birthday celebrant.
A source said: “The girl was at the club when trouble broke out, and a man and his friends started beating her after she was accused of picking money they were spraying on their friend who was celebrating his birthday.