Super TV CEO’s alleged killer makes u-turn, denies killing him

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The prime suspect in the murder of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga, Chidinma Ojukwu, has made a volte-face.

Chindinma, a 300-level Mass Communication student of University of Lagos had owned up to killing Ataga at a service apartment in Lekki where they lodged for a tryst.

The 21-year-old said what started as a fairy-tale romance under the influence of hard-substance and alcohol ended fatally when the father-of-two insisted on having another round of sex with her.

She added that her compliant of being tired fell on his deaf ears and while trying to have his way, she stabbed him with kitchen-knife.

However, Chindinma, has rubbished her confession in an interview she granted Crime Fighter saying she made it out of confusion.

She claimed she was not responsible for his killing but met him dead.

The interview in part, “I would say at some point I got to know that he used to womanise,  smoked, drank and took drugs also. So, I don’t know much about him. He got angry easily. He had issues with his wife but his children were worth his time as a family man.

“He wasn’t in a happy marriage. He was just more of catering for his kids. I don’t remember some of his friends that I have met but I remember some of their faces are kind of really odd. I have met two people that said they are his friends or something.

“I do not have N10 million in my bank account. I have like N400,000 or N500,000. Michael gave me his laptop. He had two laptops so I told him I wanted a laptop, he gave me one and that was what I sold to get the money. It was MacPro.”

“When I came in, the duvet was on the floor, there were pillows and the couch was facing the door and the bed was stained with blood already.

“The floor where he was, there was blood and the TV was on. The room was already disarranged like someone broke in and I didn’t know what to do so I took my things and left.

“I was afraid. I didn’t know if I had raised the alarm they would have arrested me because I and him were the only people in the room and I left.

“I took his bag that contained his ID, documents and bank statement. I took his phone.

“I had nothing to do with his death. The lady that rented the apartment to me, I messaged her that she should please send the security guy to check on him that I haven’t heard from him. They came to my house and arrested me and they took me to the station.

“I didn’t involve anybody. Somebody must have broken into the apartment. Definitely somebody did that but I don’t know who that person is. I don’t know what happened when I left to buy the food.”

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