The family of late Michael Usifo Ataga said the account Chidinma Ojukwu gave about the circumstance surrounding the murder of the Super TV CEO scratched the surface urging the police to cast investigation net wider.
The family also frowned at speculations on the incident making the rounds, particularly on social media alluding that it may prejudice investigation.
These were contained in a statement they issued entitled, “Libelous publications in respect of murder of Michael Usifo Ataga: Demand for restraint by social media practitioners/persons”, from their lawyer, Rickey Tarfa & Co.
The statement signed by Olusegun Jolaawo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), on behalf of the law firm, urged Nigerians to allow the police to conduct its investigations without any distraction or interference.
“We, hereby, admonish the publishers of these stories to employ whatever shreds of decency and decorum they can find in themselves to desist from their false and misleading stories and let the investigating authorities carry out effective investigation in the hope of apprehending the perpetrators of this heinous crime and their accomplices.
“Yes, we know that Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu has been arrested and, yes, we know that investigation is continuing. Our client is, however, convinced that there is much more to this than is already apparent from the police investigation,” Jolaawo said in the statement.
Recall that some members of the Atagas and associates of the deceased have spoken in confidence suggesting there was conspiracy in the murder of the deceased.