A Nigerian businessman has been arraigned by Ghana police for the death of American stripper Julie Diane Williams, aka Tyger Booty, in a hotel in Ghana.
Ghana police said Tyger Booty was in contact with a Nigerian businessman identified as Bright Udiagbe, aka Big Slim, while she was in Ghana.
Big Slim owns a hotel, restaurants, and nightclubs in both Nigeria and Ghana.
Tyger Booty was found dead in Rayporsh Hotel, Abelemkpe, Accra, Ghana, on December 14, which was 11 days after her arrival from the US through Nigeria.
Ghanaian police have been investigating her death.
Accra Regional Police Public Relations Chief Supt Alexander Obeng confirmed in a radio report that Tyger’s case was lodged with Tesano Police and had been forwarded to the headquarters.
“Preliminary police investigation has established that the deceased US national arrived in Ghana on December 3, 2021, en route from Nigeria. Having tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival, she was taken into an isolation centre at Ave Maria Hotel, South Legon-Accra,” Ghana police said in a statement.
Big Slim has since been arraigned in a prosecution led by Chief Inspector Lawrence Anane, at the Kaneshie District Court, where other suspects are facing trial for the model’s death.
They have been granted a GHc100,000 bail with two sureties each by the court.
Chief Inspector Anane also disclosed at the court that the deceased and Big Slim had been in a working relationship for the past five years.
Ghana police said an autopsy report on Tyger Booty’s death is being awaited to continue the trial.