How 21-Year Old UNILAG Student Stabbed Super TV CEO To Death


By Muyiwa Adekojede

A 21-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos, Chidinma Ojukwu has narrated how she stabbed the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, to death in a rented apartment in Lekki area. 

Punch had earlier reported that Chidima was arrested and paraded to the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday.

Chidima who is a 300-level student of Mass Communication explained that she had been in a romantic relationship with 50-year-old Ataga for four months.

Explaining how the tragic event happened, She said, 

“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.”

She later added that after she stabbed the CEO to death, she withdrew N380k from his account not N5m via his ATM card.

According to Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, more investigation is still ongoing, and the case will be charged to court swiftly after investigation conclusion.

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