Crime

Chidinma’s U-turn on murder an afterthought- Police

The latest accusations made by Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged killer of Super TV’s Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, have been termed as an “afterthought” by Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.
The undergraduate denied killing the Super TV CEO in a video that went viral on Monday, contradicting her previous confession. The latest accusations made by Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged killer of Super TV’s Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, have been termed as an “afterthought” by Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.

The undergraduate denied killing the Super TV CEO in a video that went viral on Monday, contradicting her previous confession.
The suspect admitted to stabbing the 50-year-old in the neck with a knife after an argument when she was paraded at the police command headquarters on June 24.
In an exclusive video interview with the PUNCH, she backed up the assertion.
During her confession, Odumosu stated that the police had the culprit on tape.
“That is a trait of an active criminal; she was here, we videotaped her,” he explained. We filmed her at the state CIID the night she was detained, as well as the person who rented the property to her, and we have all of that. Investigation will show that she now has an afterthought.”

Muyiwa Adejobi, the Public Relations Officer for the Lagos State Police Command, suggested the interview should be cancelled. He stated that Chidinma was still a key suspect and that nothing spoken in the video would alter the facts.
The suspect’s narration in the video, however, indicated that it was shot after her parade.
The 21-year-old said that she discovered Ataga’s body after returning to the service flat where the two of them were staying in Lekki, Lagos State, in a viral video interview conducted by Crime Fighters.

“He stood up to lock the door before I left, but when I got in, I knocked, and when there was no answer, I entered, and the door was already open, as it wasn’t secured; the duvet and pillow were on the floor,” she explained.
“The couch faced the door, and the bed was already smeared with blood. The floor where he was covered in blood, and music and television were turned on. The room was already messed up, like if someone had broken in, and then I noticed him on the floor.
“I didn’t know what to do, so I packed my belongings and left with his. I was concerned that if I had raised the alarm, they would have arrested me for it because he and I were the only two persons in the room.


“I just left; I was packing my things to leave, then I noticed that my clothes were stained, so I changed to another. I took the bag that contained his ID and documents like bank statements. So, I just packed them and put them into the nylon and left.
“I just did it; it is not like I had something to do with his death. I never had anything to do with his death.”

By olutayo Olusanya

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