Chidinma Ojukwu, a 21-year-old university student from the University of Lagos, described how she stabbed Usifo Ataga, the executive director of Super TV, in the Lekki area of Lagos state. On Thursday, after State Police Chief Hakeem Odumosu paraded her as a suspect, she spoke at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja.
Odumosu said that Ojukwu was arrested on Wednesday night at his parents’ residence in the Yaba region of the state. Ojukwu is a 300-level mass communication student. She said that before the ugly incident, her relationship with Ataga had lasted for about four months. Ojukwu said that when the argument broke out, she and Ataga were “having a lot of fun” and she stabbed him twice.
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.”
The college student also revealed that after stabbing the late CEO, she used her ATM card to withdraw N380,000 from her account. Although the owner of the rental apartment where the tragic incident occurred has been arrested, Odomoso said Ataga’s account has been blocked to prevent further withdrawals from those who used his untimely death to deplete the account.