According to Hakeem Odumosu, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, a 21-year-old UNILAG student who was paraded earlier today for allegedly killing Super TV’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Usifo Ataga, conspired with other people who are now at large to carry out the crime.
While detaining the suspect, Odumosu revealed this in a fresh statement released by his spokesperson.
He said, “A case of murder was transferred from Maroko Division of the Command to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti Yaba, for discreet investigation.
“The fact of the case is that, on 15/06/21 at about 1700hrs, one Chidimma Adaora Ojukwu, a 300 level, undergraduate of the University of Lagos, conspired with others, now at Large, and allegedly murdered one Michael Usifo Ataga, m, 50, by stabbing him severally with a sharp object at a Short Service Apartment, situated at No 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki, phase 1, Lagos.
”The prime suspect, Chidinma, who had earlier booked for the apartment on 13/6/21 secretly, left the apartment after the deed had been done on 15/6/21 at about 1730hrs.
“The suspect was tracked and arrested in her resident at No. 57, Akinwunmi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba-Lagos. During search, the prime suspect and Mass Communication Student of the University of Lagos, was caught with a blood-soaked cloth, ostensibly worn on the day of the incident.
“The suspect confessed to have stabbed the deceased with a kitchen knife after a struggle. She further confessed to have taken the knife away while leaving the scene and disposed same in a dust bin at her residence.
”It has also been revealed that the suspect equally stole the deceased iPhone.
“Investigation is ongoing to arrest other accomplices.
“However, the Case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”