Police authorities in Lagos State have confirmed the arrest of more suspects in connection to the gruesome murder of Ataga Usifo, Super TV CEO.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu made this known while parading the suspects at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Wednesday.
“We have established a case of conspiracy in the murder and we have arrested more suspects,” the CP said.
The Police boss, however, did not give details on the conditions under which the arrests were made.
Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300 level student of Mass Communications at the University of Lagos who is the prime suspect in the case, had made a u-turn, saying she did not kill Ataga.
The 21-year-old had on June 24 confessed to stabbing Ataga “twice on the neck side”. She had alleged that the businessman forcefully had sex with her the first time but a dispute ensued after he attempted it 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 had initially confessed.
Chidinma has now denied killing Ataga, saying she only made the previous statement of admission due to pressure and the fact that nobody believed her.
“I don’t know what happened when I left the room to buy food. Because of what I did after by not alerting the police and also withdrawing money from his account, I feel guilty for what happened but I did not kill him,” she said.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.