Ataga’s associate faults Chidinma’s account – Report

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An unnamed associate of murdered boss of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, said the account given by his killer lover, Chidinma Ojukwu was untrue.

Chidinma, a 300-level Mass Communication student of University of Lagos upon her arrest, said she stabbed Ataga twice for demanding too much sex from her at a service apartment they lodged in Lekki area of Lagos State, adding that they  were both high on recreational drug and alcohol.

However, the unnamed associate in an interview with The Nation said the account of the suspect did not wash with him alleging that it was a premeditated murder and the deceased had the capacity to fight off the attack.

“I believe that it is possible she drugged him before slashing him with a knife. I say this without any prejudice to the ongoing investigation of the matter by police, because if Usifo (Ataga) was on drugs and did not know what he was doing, how come the lady who claimed she took drugs together with Ataga was not weakened by the effect of the drug, so much so that she had the energy to thrust knife into the body of the deceased several times?

‘’It looks like a premeditated murder because Usifo (Ataga) that we knew, an amateur boxer, would have disarmed the young lady if he was not sedated. I strongly believe that diligent investigation by police would put a final lie to the strange confession of the lady in question,” the paper quoted the person as saying.

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