By our reporter| The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday paraded a 21-year-old Chidinma, a student of University of Lagos for allegedly killing the Chief Executive Officer, Super TV, Usifo Ataga, in the Lekki area of the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while parading Chidinma Ojukwu, an undergraduate of the University of Lagos, said the suspect had confessed to committing the crime.
According to Odumosu, Chidinma was arrested at her parent’s residence in the Yaba area of the state on Wednesday night.
While the owner of the rented apartment where the tragic incident took place had been arrested, Odumosu also said Ataga’s account had been blocked to prevent further withdrawals from it by those taking advantage of his untimely death to deplete the account.
Chidinma narrated how she stabbed the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV to death in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
According to the 300-level student of Mass Communication, she had been in a romantic relationship with Ataga for about four months before the ugly incident, adding that they were “having fun” when an argument broke out and she stabbed him twice.
She claimed that Ataga made a first attempt which was successful, noting that the unfortunate incident took place after she resisted a second attempt.
“We were in the lodge smoking. He was trying to make advances on me. I was tired and he became violent on it. I let him have his way.
“Towards afternoon, he ordered roofies. We took it together and ate food. He became high. I was still not happy with the first one (sex) that we had, so, I was staying on my own, smoking and drinking. He, too, was on his own. He came to me, and I told him I wasn’t happy with what he did,” the suspect recounted.
She added, “He was like, ‘Take my ATM and withdraw what you want’. He later became violent trying to get to me and I was resisting and defending myself. At some point, he hit my head on the wall and I also retaliated.”
According to Chidinma, Ataga began to chase her at some point in the kitchen where she took a knife and stabbed him in the neck.
She explained that the media mogul followed her as she approached the door before she stabbed him twice on the neck side again.
“I threw the knife to the bed, and he was going for it, but I also went for it. He dragged the knife with me and it broke, and he fell on the floor,” she narrated.
She further stated that after stabbing the late CEO, she withdrew N380,000 from his account using his ATM card.