Chidinma Ojukwu, UNILAG student who was responsible for the death of Usifo Ataga has confessed to stabbing Super TV CEO.
Recall NG Times reported that a 21-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Chidinma Ojukwu has narrated how she stabbed the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, to death in the Lekki area of Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city.
The UNILAG student recently spoke at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday after she was paraded as a suspect by the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
However, the family has threaten to sue Nigerian journalists.
Rickey Tarfa & Co, solicitor to the family, has charged those behind what it termed “malicious publications” to refrain from “falsehoods” that infringed on the integrity of the deceased, his wife, and children or face a lawsuit.
They alleged that some of such claims have been planted by culpable parties as “a smokescreen to cover their tracks.”
In a statement signed by Olusegun Jolaawo, SAN on behalf of the law firm, the family further urged the general public to allow the police conduct their investigations without any distraction or interference.
Ataga’s family demanded that “false publications and the several ordinarily unrelated stories and pictures” of the deceased and his wife Brenda be pulled down or an action to seek redress in court for libel and slander may follow.
“We know Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu has been arrested. Yes, we know that investigation is continuing. Our client is however convinced that there is much more to this than is already apparent from the police investigation,” the statement reads.
“It has become apparent even to the most undiscerning reader that, from the variety and inherent malice in most of the said publications that they are planted to embarrass and malign Usifo Ataga, Brenda Ataga, and the family.”
They called for an in-depth investigation of the murder, urging the police to go beyond just arresting the suspect.