The prime suspect in the alleged killing of Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, at an apartment in Lekki, Lagos State, Chidinma Ojukwu, has confessed that she carried out the crime under the influence of hard drugs
Penpushing reports that, the 21 year old 300-level Mass Communication student of University of Lagos made the confession, while being paraded by the police at the Lagos State Command Headquarters, adding her romantic relationship with deceased started four months ago.
“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’, she said.
“He came to me and I was like I am not happy with what he did. I was like, ‘You don’t help me, you don’t assist me with anything, you are just playing with me around’. He was like, ‘Take my ATM and withdraw what you want’’
“At some point, he hit my head on the wall and I also retaliated. At some point, he was chasing me around the kitchen cabinet. I took a knife and stabbed his neck. I approached the door and he followed me. I stabbed him twice on the neck side. 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.”
Penpushing further reports that, the suspect confessed to have stabbed the deceased with a kitchen knife after a struggle, adding that she took the knife away while leaving the scene and disposed same in a dust bin at her residence, and thereafter took the deceased Automated Machine Teller(ATM) to withdraw. N380,000 from his account.
The police in a statement said, the suspect on June 15 at about 5 p.m., allegedly murdered the 50 year old Ataga by stabbing him several times with a sharp object, adding that the suspect had booked the apartment two days earlier and left the scene of the alleged murder at about 5.30 p.m.
Penpushing also reports that, the police added that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday night at her residence in Alagomeji, Yaba, disclosing that during search, she was caught with a blood-soaked cloth, ostensibly worn on the day of the incident
The police in the statement said the matter would be charged to court at the end of their investigation,adding that the deceased bank account as at the time of filing this report. has been blocked to stop further withdrawals and that the owner of the lodge where the incident took place already arrested
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