Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- The body of a woman believed to be a sex worker has been found in a brothel in Anambra state, South-east Nigeria.

The deceased, simply identified as Chisom from Enugu State, was found dead on Monday in the brothel along Old Market Road in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The sex workers and others have deserted the hotel, apparently for fear of police arrest.

There is, however, confusion as to the cause of the woman's death. She was last seen washing plates with which she ate on Sunday night.

Some of the sex workers suspected that she hanged herself in her hotel room, and others said she may have been strangled to death by an early caller. Some believed she took poison and died.

A woman who is her neighbour alleged that sh...