The Anambra State Government has halted operations in a section of Wintess Garden Annex in Awka, the state capital, where a sex party is said to have taken place last weekend.
Viral videos of a party held in Wintess Garden Annex, Ifite Awka, circulated on the internet, showing participants having sex among themselves.
Mr Donatus Onyenji, Commissioner for Culture, Entertainment, and Tourism, who signed a seal order, stated that the action was taken to allow the government and security agencies to conduct additional investigations into the matter.
Onyenji stated that the closure was in accordance with the Anambra State Tourism and Development Authority.
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Part of the letter to the hotel read: “Our attention has been drawn to the social media video of live sex and pornographic content (sex party) conducted on 3rd September at an open place in your hotel/facility.
“This and other such indecent operational standard and unholy acts of public show of indecency must not be allowed in any hotel in Anambra.
“Government of Anambra hereby directs the management of Wintess Garden Hotel to shut-down operations pending further investigations and review of the application.”
The sex video, which was widely circulated, had been attributed to students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, because of the proximity of the hotel to the campus.
Meanwhile, the institution had denied the involvement of its students in the act, insisting that school had not been in session, and that their students were not on campus.