Chidinma Confessed She Stabbed Super Tv CEO, Ataga Multiple Times During Squabble Over Sex-Nigeria Police
Chidinma Ojukwu is facing trial for the offence in conjunction with her sister, Chioma Egbuchu and one Adedapo Quadri.
Olusegun Bamidele, a Nigeria Police officer has said Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime murder suspect, confessed she stabbed the late Usifo Ataga multiple times in the neck after a squabble broke out between them over sex.
Bamidele made the revelation while testifying before the Lagos State High Court at Tafawa Balewa Square.
Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300-level Mass Communication student at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), is on trial with her sister, Chioma Egbuchu, and one Adedapo Quadri for the crime.
Bamidele, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) with the State Criminal Investigating Department (SCID) Yaba’s homicide department, continued his testimony in the alleged murder case of Ataga.
Adenike Oluwafemi, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecution in Lagos State, led the police officer in evidence during the session.
Bamidele testified in court about how investigations revealed the location where the late Usifo Ataga and Chidinma may have met before arriving at the crime scene.
Bamidele words, “While I was investigating into the background, I and a friend of Usifo went to Angel Villa Hotel in Lekki. We approached the owner of the hotel and related the story to him. Luckily the hotel had a CCTV which revealed the presence of the deceased and Chidinma at the hotel.
“After we tracked her to her home in Alagomeji and brought her to the DCP’s office, she was asked about her relationship with the deceased. She denied it initially and this prompted us to deploy the CCTV. She then agreed that she is the Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu we were looking for.
“We then took her in the company of her foster father, one Onoh Ojukwu, back to the house in Alagomeji where we initially arrested her. We conducted a search of the house in their presence.
“The cloth was stained with blood. Then Onoh Ojukwu shouted: ‘Chidinma, you have killed me, you have done something wrong outside. Chidinma was also crying. We also recovered the black/blue long-sleeved gown she wore when she left the apartment in Lekki. This further established that she has something to do with the deceased.”
The policeman said one bank document recovered from Chidinma bore the name Mary Johnson.
He added, “Chidinma said she knew Usifo, that they met at a hangout in Victoria Island and he was introduced to her by her friend’s boyfriend. She mentioned the friend as Fiyin and the boyfriend as Tony. She said the relationship started in February and after a while, they developed sexual relations.
“I remember she mentioned a date, 12th June 2021. She received a call from the deceased that they needed to see and go out. Based on the request, she sourced for the apartment.
“She confessed that shortly after her arrival at the apartment, on the 13th, the deceased drove in, in his Range Rover. On his arrival, she said they were both hungry and drove out to eat and returned to the apartment, watched a film, and conversed leading up to sex. They also engaged in smoking ‘Loud’. On the 14th, they did the same thing.
“She said she initially came in with the Loud smoke. That’s the name she called it. After they finished it, they needed more. She recollected that she made a call to the second defendant, Quadri who helped her source for the Loud and another drug called Potion. She also mentioned that the items were brought in through a dispatch rider to the apartment.
“She described Adedapo Quadri as someone introduced to her by a friend, that Dapo supplied the drugs to her. The IPO asked her about the potency of the drugs. She responded that a tablet is enough to knock out whoever uses it while Loud is a cigarette light smoke.
“She said on the 15th, after engaging in smoking, the deceased asked for more sex, which she denied him. The deceased went to the chair to relax and she thought he was no more interested in sex, only for him to return to the bed to ask for more sex. She said she pushed him away, which resulted in him knocking his head against a stool that had a glass.
“Having sustained injury on the head and knees, there was a struggle between them and she said she managed to lay hands on a kitchen knife with which she stabbed the deceased on the neck twice. She confessed that she stabbed him several times without counting and the deceased eventually fell to the floor in the room.”