Chidinma Ojukwu denies killing Ataga

Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged killer of the Chief Executive Officer of Super Tv, Usifo Ataga, has told a Lagos State High Court that she was not the killer.

In a series of confessional video recordings seen before Justice Yetunde Adesanya, the University of Lagos student, Ojukwu, had given contradictory statements, saying in one part that she killed Ataga and then denying in another that she didnt.

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Ojukwu said, “I don’t know who came in after I left the room. When I came back, I saw him bleeding. I had to leave because I was scared, I did not kill him, I don’t know who killed him.”

She said in the video she knows the deceased but has no idea of who killed him, when she was asked why she denied knowing him.

She added that when she returned, she saw him on the floor in the pool of his blood but couldn’t call for help because he was scared.

She added that she instead took late Ataga’s two iPhones and Macbook, which were among her things before she left.

On allegations that she drugged the deceased, Chidinma further said the deceased ordered the Loud smoke and Rophynol.

The prosecutor, Yusuf Sule, called the ninth witness, DSP Olusegun Bamidele who said “She started writing by herself, but because her handwriting wasn’t eligible, I told her that she should ensure that her writing was legible or write in capital letters. It was at that point that she said I should write for her and she confessed to killing the deceased.

“She also mentioned how she killed Michael Usifo Ataga and went away with the knife, phones and Macbook laptop. We took the first defendant to Computer Village with her laptop and we located the phone hub.”

He said, “That was how the Macbook was recovered and Ojukwu confessed that she was the one who sold the laptop to them. We studied her call logs and noticed that there was a frequent call log between June 15, 17, 18 and 21, which led to the arrest of the 2nd defendant. He threw away his phone through the window and also attempted to jump through the window before he was arrested.”

The witness said four other phones were recovered from the second defendant, who explained how he met Ojukwu.

Bamidele also said the second defendant disclosed how Ojukwu had asked him to procure Loud smoke and Rophynol for her a number of times which he delivered to Lekki.

The court adjourned the case to October 20 for continuation of the trial.

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