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Court remands Super TV boss killer, Chidinma in prison custody

A Lagos State Magistrate Court in Sabo, Lagos has ordered that Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, be remanded in prison custody.

This follows an application filed by the Lagos State Police Command against her at the court.

Magistrate Mrs. Adeola Adedayo declared that she be remanded for 30 days in the first instant, pending the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP.

Chidinma Ojukwu,

Recall that Chidinma Ojukwu, 21, was alleged to have murdered Ataga in a service apartment in Lekki area of Lagos State

Chidinma, 21-year-old Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, was arrested by the police on June 23, 2021.

She had been in a romantic relationship with 50-year-old Ataga for about four months before the incident.

She also confessed to the crime before the media when first paraded by the police on June 24, saying she stabbed the deceased twice after an argument broke out between them in an apartment in Lekki where the duo were having fun time.

However, things took a dramatic turn on July 13, 2021, when Chidinma who had earlier begged for forgiveness recanted her earlier confession.

In an interview she granted the police media team which was aired by Crime Fighter TV, a police sponsored programme, Ojukwu claimed she walked into the room from an errand only to find Ataga stabbed, blood everywhere, and the apartment in shambles.

In the eight minutes and eight seconds video, she claimed her earlier admission of stabbing Ataga to death was made under pressure and fear that people would not believe her.

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She said someone probably entered the apartment when she left to get the things they needed, killed Ataga, scattered the place, and left before her arrival.

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