Chidinma Ojukwu, a 21-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos, has told detectives from the lagos State Police Command how she killed Usifo Ataga, chief executive officer of Super TV, in Lekki, Lagos State.
The undergraduate spoke today at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja after she was paraded as a suspect by the state Commissioner of Police, CP, Hakeem Odumosu.
The suspect, according to the CP, was picked up at her parents’ residence in Yaba, Lagos last night.
Ojukwu, a 300-level student of Mass Communication, said she had been in a romantic relationship with 50-year-old Ataga for about four months before the ugly incident occurred on June 15, 2021, at a Short Service Apartment, situated at No 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki, Phase 1, Lagos.
She claimed they were “having fun” when an argument broke out and she stabbed him twice.
Her words: “We were in the lodge smoking. He was trying to make advances on me. I was tired and he became violent on it. I let him have his way.
“Towards afternoon, he ordered roofies. We took it together and ate food. He became high. I was still not happy with the first one (sex) that we had, so, I was staying on my own, smoking and drinking. He, too, was on his own.
“He came to me and I was like I am not happy with what he did. I was like, ‘You don’t help me, you don’t assist me with anything, you are just playing with me around’.
“He was like, ‘Take my ATM and withdraw what you want.’”
“He later became violent trying to get to me and I was resisting and defending myself. At some point, he hit my head on the wall and I also retaliated.
“At some point, he was chasing me around the kitchen cabinet. I took a knife and stabbed his neck. I approached the door and he followed me. I stabbed him twice on the neck side. I threw the knife to the bed and he was going for it but I also went for it. He dragged the knife with me and it broke and he fell on the floor.”
After stabbing Ataga to death, Ojukwu said she withdrew N380,000 from his account using his ATM card.
CP Odumosu said the case would be charged to court after investigation.