Usifo Ataga murder: Chidimma recants confession, says she was overwhelmed by journalists
It seemed like a forgone conclusion when the police in Lagos State arrested and paraded Chidimma Adaora Ojukwu as the prime suspect in the murder of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga
Reports had it that 50-year-old Ataga was found dead, murdered in an Airbnb apartment in the highbrow Lekki estate in Lagos. His murder was pinned on Chidimma, who confessed to the killing after she was arrested in her parents home in the same Lagos. She claimed she stabbed Ataga after he had raped her and became violent with her.
However, in a fresh twist to the Ataga murder saga, Chidinma said in an interview with CrimeReporters that she did not kill the deceased and that she only walked into his murdered body after returning from where she had gone to purchase the hard drugs they were to take.
She claims to be overwhelmed after being arrested, and sensing that nobody would believe her story, she confessed to the murder to journalists who had interviewed her after her arrest.
She however maintained that she did took the deceased ATM card and withdrew money from his account.
Meanwhile, in a separate interview with CrimerFighters NG, Barrister Franklin Ufu who is a cousin to Usifo Ataga disbelieved Chidinma’s earlier confession that she acted alone in killing the deceased.
”I have had the very regretable priviledge of seeing that dead body five time. My cousin’s hands were tied so badly that the rope entered his skin. The rope is right there as an exhibit with the police,” Ufo said in the interview.
“That binding could not have been done by that lady alone, not possible, even if he was drugged. It is not possible because I saw the lady and I saw my cousin and I said this is not possible.
Apart form the fact that he was tied, there were multiple stabs on his body. So that story of two stabs and neck is not true. He was stabbed in other places, his leg. Infact in Yaba mortuary, the attendants were so dramatic that they told us clearly. The stabbing here (touching his stomach) was so bad it is a hole. The guy stuck his two fingers into my cousin’s body in my presence. He was stabbed here(touching the right side of his neck) deliberately twice and on his body multiply.”
In the meantime, Chidimma is still in the custody of the Lagos police, where she is waiting to be charged to court.