A 21-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos, Chidinma Ojukwu, has been arrested over the murder of Usifo Ataga, the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
She spoke at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday after she was paraded as a suspect by the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu where she narrated how Ataga was murdered.
Odumosu said Ojukwu was arrested at her parents’ residence in the Yaba area of the state on Wednesday night.
Ojukwu, a 300-level student of Mass Communication, said she had been in a romantic relationship with 50-year-old Ataga for about four months before the ugly incident occurred on June 15, 2021, at a Short Service Apartment, situated at No 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki, Phase 1, Lagos.
Ataga was reported to have been found in a pool of his blood after he was stabbed to death, with multiple wounds found in several parts of his body.
The undergraduate said she and Ataga were “having fun” when an argument broke out and she stabbed him twice.
Ojukwu also disclosed that after stabbing the late CEO, she withdrew N380,000 from his account using his ATM card.
While the owner of the rented apartment where the tragic incident took place had been arrested, Odumosu said Ataga’s accounts had been blocked to prevent further withdrawals by those taking advantage of his untimely death to deplete the accounts.
The sum of N5 million was said to have been withdrawn from his bank account and his phones and debit cards were also missing.
Odumosu added that investigation is ongoing, adding that “the case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded”.