A 21-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos identified as Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing the 50-year-old Chief Executive Officer, Super TV, Usifo Ataga in Lekki.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu revealed that the suspect was paraded in the police headquarters by the Police on Thursday after confessing to the crime.
Odumosu also revealed that the owner of the rented apartment where the tragic incident took place has been have been arrested and Ataga’s account blocked for further withdrawals.
The Commissioner of Police also revealed that Chidinma conspired with some other persons who are currently at large to carry out the crime.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Odumosu disclosed that the murder case was transferred from Maroko Division to State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti Yaba, for discreet investigation.
The prime suspect, Chidinma, who had earlier booked for the apartment on 13/6/21 secretly, left the apartment after the deed had been done on 15/6/21 at about 1730hrs.
The suspect was tracked and arrested in her resident at No. 57, Akinwunmi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba-Lagos. During search, the prime suspect and Mass Communication Student of the University of Lagos, was caught with a blood-soaked cloth, ostensibly worn on the day of the incident.
The suspect confessed to have stabbed the deceased with a kitchen knife after a struggle. She further confessed to have taken the knife away while leaving the scene and disposed same in a dust bin at her residence.
It has also been revealed that the suspect equally stole the deceased iPhone.
Investigation is ongoing to arrest other accomplices.
However, the Case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”Odumosu quoted the CP as saying