21-year-old Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, Chidinma Ojukwu, who allegedly stabbed Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, to death has pleaded for forgiveness saying she is not ready to die.
She attributed her action to influence of hard drugs and smoking.
She said: “I started smoking after I got into UNILAG.”
The Nation reports Chidinma had been in a romantic relationship with 50-year-old Ataga for about four months before the incident.
The undergraduate said she and Ataga were “having fun” when an argument broke out and she stabbed him twice.
Chidinma, who spoke with The Punch in an interview, pleaded with Ataga family to forgive her saying she doesn’t want to die over the case.
“I regret killing Mr Ataga. I don’t know what my future holds but I don’t want to die. Please, I don’t want to die because of this case. I have not killed before.
“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.” (Punch)
Chidinma Ojukwu, the 21-year-old University of Lagos student who confessed to stabbing Super TV boss, Uwaifo Ataga, to death, has revealed how she met the deceased.
In a recent interview with Daily Trust, Chidinma explained that financial issues caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 made her hook up with some girls who took her to some wild parties where she met the late CEO.
Read what she said below,
“It first sounded like fun when I went out for the first time along other girls. My friend who took me out told me we were going to attend a party organised by one of the latest big boys in town.
“On arrival, it was fun-filled. We had so much to drink. At first, it was shisha that we were smoking. I took a few drags on the pipe and blew the smoke out immediately. Other girls were busy blowing out smoke from their noses and mouths.
“The party ended in the wee hours of the night and we ended up in bed with some guys. The guy I slept with gave me N50,000 and I felt like break-dancing.
“It was at one of those parties that I met Ataga. He picked interest in me because of the course I am reading. We dated for about six months before I started noticing his strange behaviour. He gave me roofies (a street name for Rohypnol) before sex.
“I never meant to kill him. I was not in the mood but he wanted sex. I told him so and we had roofies, after which he was all over me. He forced his way into me, even though it was not the first time we had sex. I felt he was using me to satisfy his sex urge as he never fulfilled all he promised to do for me.”
The death of Super TV CEO, Micheal Usifo Ataga has yet again taken another twist as his family claims that he was tortured before his death.
Ataga was reportedly stabbed to death by one Miss Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300 level student of the University of Lagos, last week, in the Lekki area of Lagos. However, his family has called on the Nigerian police to properly investigate the matter as an autopsy carried on his corpse has shed more light on the incident.
The family believes that there are more people involved in the murder. A family source who spoke under conditions of anonymity disclosed that Usifo’s neck was broken and rope marks were seen on his wrist.
The marks on his wrists, suggesting that he could have been bound. A rope suspected to have been used to tie his hands was reportedly found inside the short-let airbnb apartment situated at 19 Adewale Oshin Street in Lekki phase 1.
The deceased’s elder brother, Dr. Isi Ataga, in a statement entitled: Who will speak for Usifo Ataga?’, also confirmed these findings.
He stated: “Usifo died a horrific death. He was not stabbed two or even five times; he was stabbed multiple times. His hands were bound tightly and the marks were still all over his wrists, accompanied with evidence of torture and assault even as 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 lying on the floor shows a room with blood-stained walls and floor, evidence of a ferocious struggle. One person could never have carried these out.”