This went into effect more than a fortnight ago when the governor paid an unscheduled visit to the Hotel on one Thursday evening.
A source close to the Government House who was on ground during the governor’s visit told crimefacts.org that the governor who moved into the diner for a quick meal on arrival, thereafter made straight for the upper floors of the hotel where he alleged that security reports at his disposal indicate that some people were monitoring activities in the government house from some rooms in the hotel.
Consequently, rooms in the sixth and seventh floors of the hotel which are all suites have been sealed off indefinitely pending ‘investigations’.
Ironically, the Chief Details to the Governor, Mr. Olise Iloka have since moved in and occupied one of the suites without paying, on the ground that he is monitoring activities in the hotel.
A hotel source who craved anonymity hinted that the Governor expressly warned the management that if the issue is made public that he may be forced to totally shut down the hotel.
Crimefact.org however gathered that considering the huge investment recently made in upgrading the hotel into an imposing edifice and the choicest hotel in the state, the hotel management is not willing to engage the governor in a any confrontation and would prefer to let the matter lie low while they patiently wait for the governor to serve out his term.
It would be recalled that Rochas Okorocha’s bid to buy the hotel slightly fell short of the mark, when the previous owners put it up for sale about two years ago.