The case of a lady who lodged in the Excel hotel on rifinery road, Effurun, in Warri on Valentine Day with a purported lover was turned into a python has taken another dimension as the Police officer attached to the Hotel has been arrested.
Trouble was averted by team of Army and police, when an unconfirmed news spread around Warri town that the police offic...er on duty in the hotel shot dead the snake and a manager of the hotel died.
A large crowd who thought the story was true and laid siege to the hotel with the intent to burn it down, but were prevented by the timely arrival of security officers.
The sergeant attached to the Ekpan Police Station, Ekpan is detained for his involvement with the mob to cause a disruption of law and order and is now helping the police to apprehend the rest of the mob.
The owner of the hotel, who was shocked on hearing this news said that "it was the handiwork of competitors who see Hotel Excel as a threat" and choose to spread such rumour.