Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, a 21-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos, has confessed that she stabbed the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, but claimed he had given her his ATM card to withdraw “any amount” before the incident.
Ojukwu admitted to killing the amateur boxer when she spoke at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja after she was paraded as a suspect by the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu on Thursday.
According to Odumosu, the 300 level student of Mass Communication was arrested at her parents residence in the Yaba area of the state on Wednesday night.
“I have been in a romantic relationship with Ataga for about four months before the ugly incident. We were having fun when an argument broke out and I stabbed him twice.
“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,” Chidinma narrated.
The undergraduate also disclosed that after stabbing the late CEO, she withdrew N380,000 from his account using his ATM card.
Ataga, who resides in Banana Island, was reported missing on Sunday by concerned friends and family after all efforts to reach him proved abortive. Checks at his Victoria Island office showed he wasn’t there either and this put everyone in a panic mode including his wife and children who reside in Abuja.
His lifeless body was later found in a flat in Lekki phase 1 with multiple stable wounds after several withdrawals were made from his account.