Former bank boss found dead in hotel room


Former Managing Director of the defunct Trade Bank Plc, Mr. Samuel Ereola Kolawole, was on Monday, found dead in a hotel room in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Kolawole, who was also immediate Past President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), lodged in the hotel on Sunday night with a friend, who is detained in one of the police divisions in the state.

Kolawole, from Etan, in Ekiti Local Government area of Kwara State, allegedly developed some health problems hours after checking into the hotel.

Sources close to the hotel told newsmen yesterday, that the development led the friend to raise the alarm, which attracted members of staff of the hotel to the room and was later rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

When contacted, General Manager of the hotel confirmed the incident, but declined further details until approval is granted by family of the deceased.

Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara State Command, Mr. Ezekiel Daboh, said the command was still awaiting details of the incident.