The Commissioner of Lagos State Police Command, has informed that the Command has arrested 21-years-old Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, an undergraduate of University of Lagos, (LASU) for allegedly murdering the 50-year-old Chief Executive Officer, Super TV, Usifo Ataga, in Lekki, Lagos State.
According to CP Odumosu, the suspect confessed to the crime, and was subsequently paraded today, Thursday, at the police headquarters.
Odumosu disclosed that part of the revelations as made by the suspect, Chidinma was her (Chidinma’s) conspiracy with some other persons who are currently at large to execute the heinous crime.
Also, arrested was the owner of the rented apartment wherein the tragic incident occurred, as the account of the deceased has also been blocked to prevent further withdrawals.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Odumosu disclosed that the murder case was transferred from Maroko Division to State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti Yaba, for discreet investigation.
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 17:30hrs.
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 as a garbage bin near 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.” PPRO, said