Criminals have invaded the 5 star hotel, Golden Tulip hotel aka Agulu Lake Resort carting away newly acquired electronic equipment and gadgets worth hundreds of millions.
Luck however ran out of the criminals as one was caught pants down with Television sets of the hotel looking for buyers.
Though, there was a conflicting report that it was the televisions parked for installation that were stolen and not the ones already mounted in some sections of the hotel now in use.
The 5 star hotel, Golden Tulip hotel Agulu is being handled by Chinese contractors led by Engineer Arthur Waang, a Chinese.
Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Engineer Emeka Ezenwanne had said the construction work at Golden Tulip Hotel, Agulu is of high quality and standard and expressed satisfaction with the work done so far stating that the five star hotel when completed, will contribute to the growth of the economy of the state.
Agulu Lake hotel Resort modeled after Nike Lake hotel changed name in May 2017 when Governor Willie Obiano handed it over to Golden Tulip hotel group claimed to be the third largest hospitality group in the world, with head offices in Switzerland.
Obiano inherited the 100-room five star tourism idyllic Agulu Lake Hotel Resort from his predecessor, former Governor Peter Obi at about 83 percent completion. The hotel situated at Anaocha local government area is located in a verdant zone of the crocodile lake.
Obiano handed over the hotel to the Chief Executive Officer of Golden Tulip West Africa, Mr. Amaechi Ndili, who gave assurances that the hotel would open for business within the next six months but this is over a year he gave the assurances.
Chairman of Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), Igwe Cyril Nwabunwanne Enweze, had said the company would operate and manage the hotel for a period of 10 years, renewable after the first five-year term and hoped that, when fully operational, the hotel would promote urban development and boost revenue , create approximately 300 direct jobs and 1,200 indirect jobs as well as stimulate tourism.
Obiano appointed the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Prof. Charles Soludo as chairman and chief Executive and Chairman of Stanel Group, Mr Stanley Uzochukwu is a member of Board of the 8-man board to manage the affairs of Golden Tulip Hotels.
Other members of the Board are Mr Amaechi Ndili –the CEO of the hotel in West Africa, Chief Joe-Billy Ekwunife, Chief Patrick Chidolue, Hon. Chriscato Ameke, Mr Ifeatu Onejeme, Dr Chike Akunyili and Barr Mrs Ifeyinwa Obegolu.