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Side Chick who allegedly stabbed CEO of super TV to death begs the family to forgive her, says she does not want to die

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Chidinma Ojukwu, the 21-yr-old University of Lagos scholar concerned in the killing of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga has begged the family of the deceased to forgive her.

Ojukwu in an interview with PUNCH amid cries, mentioned, “I remorse killing Mr Ataga. I don’t know what my future holds however I don’t want to die. Please, I don’t want to die as a result of of this case. I’ve not killed earlier than.

“I was just trying to comport myself to answer questions during the parade and not that I am not showing remorse. I totally regretted everything I did and I am sorry. Mr Ataga’s family, I am deeply sorry for what I did. If I had my life back, I wouldn’t do anything like that. I am deeply sorry and I hope you forgive me.”

Chidinma and Ataga reportedly lodged in a service residence in the Lekki space of Lagos State and the corpse of the latter was present in the room the subsequent day.

Upon her arrest, Chidinma instructed the police that she had been in a romantic relationship with Ataga for about four months.

She confessed to police that they had been “having fun” when an argument broke out and she stabbed him twice.

The aspect chick attributed her motion to the affect of exhausting medicine and alcohol.

Chidinma mentioned throughout the interview with PUNCH that her mother and father separated when she was two years previous and she began dwelling together with her uncle, Chijioke Obi, in the Mushin space of Lagos State.

She added that whereas rising up, her childhood ambition was to grow to be both a musician or an actress.

Drug habit

Upon completion of secondary faculty training, the suspect mentioned she gained admission to research Mass Communication at the University of Lagos.

Asked about her assumed drug-induced life-style, Chidinma mentioned, “I started smoking after I got into UNILAG.”

She additionally confirmed she’s the particular person in a trending video beneath exhibiting a woman puffing out cigarette smoke whereas delicate music performs in the background.

She acknowledged, “I am the one smoking in the trending video. I started smoking a few years ago. Old-time friends introduced me to it and we don’t talk anymore. Everything started after I entered UNILAG, but not actually when I am in school, it could be other places. But I am not the one in the other video (dissociating herself from another trending video showing a lady exhibiting her butt).”

Ataga took exhausting medicine, drank —Chidinma

On her relationship with the deceased Ataga, Chidinma described him as only a pal she met a number of months again, faulting claims that he neither took exhausting medicine nor alcohol.

Narrating some of the moments she spent with the deceased, she mentioned, “Mr Ataga was a pal and I don’t know the way to elaborate extra. He has not proven me photos of his family however he typically acts like he was married and not that he’s married (sic). I’ve met him up to 4 or 5 occasions; he takes medicine and drinks alcohol. It is not that I’m making an attempt to put something collectively.’’

Also, the police mentioned that on Thursday they launched Chidinma’s father and the operator of the residence the place the incident occurred, Mrs Nkechi Mogbo, on bail. The suspect’s father was arrested over what the police described as obstructing the arrest of her daughter whereas Mogbo had been in police custody after investigation recognized her as the operator of the residence.

Odumosu mentioned, “Chidinma’s assertion exonerated her father as she mentioned that he was not conscious of the incident. We launched him. Also, the girl in our custody, one Mrs Nkechi Mogbo, who leased the flat from the property proprietor and used it for a service residence, has been launched on bail.

“After Magbo was arrested, she assisted the police as a result of of the info she gave us. Now that we acquired the principal suspect, and the proven fact that the principal suspect confessed that she singularly dedicated the act, and equally went additional to clarify that she by no means met Nkechi Mogbo, however that she solely phoned her and that they transacted all the enterprise on-line, I’ve ordered her launch on bail whereas we proceed our investigation.’’

Watch the interview


UPDATE – Autopsy report

There is a brand new twist to the story

According to an area information outlet, Sahara reporters, Asaga’s family claims that he was tortured earlier than his death and  known as on the Nigeria police to correctly examine the matter as an post-mortem carried on his corpse has shed extra mild on the incident.

The family does not imagine that solely a 21-year-old woman killed Ataga, an newbie boxer. They imagine there have been a couple of particular person concerned in the homicide.

A rope suspected to have been used to tie his fingers was reportedly discovered inside the short-let lodging residence located at 19 Adewale Oshin Street in the Lekki section 1 space.

The deceased’s elder brother, Dr. Isi Ataga, in an announcement entitled, “Who will speak for Usifo Ataga?” additionally confirmed these findings.

He acknowledged, “Usifo died a horrific death. He was not stabbed two and even 5 occasions; he was stabbed a number of occasions. His fingers had been certain tightly and the marks had been nonetheless throughout his wrists, accompanied with proof of torture and assault whilst his corpse lay in the morgue.

“And no one in the entire building heard his screams because he was gagged. Let that sink in, he was bound, gagged and tortured!”

“The now-viral video of the room with the deceased mendacity on the flooring reveals a room with blood-stained partitions and flooring, proof of a ferocious battle. One particular person might by no means have carried these out.”

Also, a childhood pal, Douglas Aniemena, acknowledged that there have been a “few shocking aspects of this heinous incident” which wanted extra investigation.

Speaking with Vanguard, he mentioned, “The brutal and gory nature of his physique; the quantity of stab wounds, bruises, certain marks and different inevitable torture marks on his physique. The salacious tales, rumours, and false narratives had been notably surprising additionally, in a most distasteful approach.

“Usifo had a spot in the VGC that he might have used aside from his dwelling in Banana Island, Ikoyi.

“He has a number of pals who personal motels and quick let residences in the exact same Lekki Phase 1 property and neighbouring Ikoyi, that will avail him of their services if he so wanted or requested. So, why would he permit and agree to meet up with somebody in a short-let residence that the particular person had booked?

“The solely purpose that makes distant sense to me, the just one I can fathom, and I’ll in all probability fall for as effectively, is, if it was arrange as a spot the place some individuals or particular person I want to meet, maybe buyers, enterprise I do not know, will come to meet and maybe, do not want the publicity of lodge foyers or eating places.

“I do not actually know. I’m fighting that one. One factor is evident to me, he was arrange to go there.

“The narrative launched by the suspect, that he willingly gave her his ATM card and pin quantity, is as laughable as it’s preposterous, particularly with the proliferation of cell banking. What can be the purpose to give her his financial institution card and pin quantity and in accordance to her, ask her to go and withdraw no matter quantity she wished? This is so absurd on so many fronts. Those who knew Usifo, will attest, that he would not discuss and act like that; that’s so not like him.

“That however, does it make any sense to you that he wished to give her a lot cash, thoughts you, inside the ATM withdrawal restrict, and will not simply switch no matter quantity through his cell app! Come on, withdrawals through ATM have each day withdrawal limits far lower than the quantity that may be transferred through cell banking app which we all know he had and was used to make funds, why would he not merely switch the sums she claimed he was freely providing?

“Does it not make sense that if this his supposed free will offering was to give you as much cash as you wanted, would he not have offered to transfer money to you as opposed to giving you his ATM card and pin number, (apart from the risk associated from divulging such, which is contrary to the behaviour of a person who was neither gullible nor naïve) would mean taking an Uber from the comforts of the apartment, to the ATM gallery, with the potential of standing in the queue and then needing multiple withdrawals to satiate your naira thirst.”

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