Commercial activities were stopped at Umuguma in Owerri, Imo State after angry residents burnt Skeleu, a brothel in the community on Thursday.

NEWSNAIJA learned that this was after a commercial sex worker in the brothel killed her customer for refusing to pay after having rounds of sex with her.

The incident was said to have caused panic in the area, as many traders closed their shops.

Motorists were also forced to take alternate routes while the fire on the brothel raged.

Our source observed policemen and firefighters working hard to put out the inferno.

According to a source, the prostitute stabbed the victim to death with a knife.

The source “Angered by the death of the customer, residents mobilized and set the brothel on fire,”

NEWSNAIJA gathered that Hours after the brothel was razed, military men from the 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Owerri, were deployed in the area to maintain law and order.

Chief Okechukwu Enyioha,  the Interim Management Committee Chairman of Owerri West Local Government Area of the state, who confirmed the incident, said security men had taken over the scene.