Chidimma Adaora Ojukwu, who is the 21-year-old student arrested in connection to the murder of Michael Usifo, is telling the police all she knows about the alleged murder of the Super TV CEO.
Lagos State Police Command arrested Chidinma and named her on Thursday as the prime suspect in the murder of Usifo who was found stabbed in an Airbnb apartment last week.
“The suspect confessed to stabbing the deceased with a kitchen knife after a struggle.” Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu told reporters.
She confessed to the alleged crime in Police custody in Lagos on Thursday 24 June. Police paraded the student [Chidimma] before newsmen in Nigeria’s commercial capital.
Ataga who lives in Banana Island was reported missing by concerned family and friends to the police on Sunday 13 June.
On 20 June, police confirmed the death of Ataga, CP Odumosu told reporters that his body was found inside a three bedroom flat for Lekki Phase 1, which was rented out as an Airbnb apartment.
Chidimma Adaora Ojukwu: everything we know about her profile
Chidimma Adaora Ojukwu is a 300 level student of University of Lagos UNILAG.
She is studying mass communication at the University of Lagos, according to the police.
She lives with her parents in the Alagomeji area Yaba Lagos.
It was in this her parent’s house police say they arrested her.
Chidimma is a native of Abia state in south east Nigeria, according to what she told reporters on Thursday.
University of Lagos spokesperson Nonye Oguama has confirmed to reporters that the alleged murder suspect Chidimma Ojukwu is their student.
Untill this alleged murder investigation, she was a part-time student of Unilag, Mrs Oguama added.
Lagos police command said they arrested Chidimma at her parent’s house on Wednesday night.
Michael Usifo Ataga biography
Michael Usifo Ataga has been the Chief Executive Officer at Super Network Limited since April 2014 untill his murder, according to his LinkedIn profile.
SuperTV, is the TV service of Super Network Company which is an Over-The-Top [OTT] media streaming entertainment company in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Michael Usifo Ataga is married and has children which reports say are based in Abuja.
Late Ataga, who’s life ended at 50 years of age attended University of Benin between 1988 and 1995.
Police say investigations are still on going on the suspected murder case.
Police say Chidinma will soon be charged to court.
Reports on Friday say police also arrested her father after he tried to stop police from arresting his daughter.