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Super TV CEO: Suspect’s father, service apartment owner released on bail — Lagos CP


Chidinma Ojukwu, Usifo Ataga

Mr Ojukwu, father of the 21-year-old student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who allegedly stabbed the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, to death has been released on bail.

Speaking with The PUNCH, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said the suspect’s father and one Nkechi Mogbo, have been released on bail.

The father of the suspect, Chidinma Ojukwu, was arrested for shielding his daughter from arrest at their residence in the Alagomeji area of the state.

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Until Chidinma’s arrest, Mogbo had been in police custody after an investigation showed that she operated the service apartment where the UNILAG undergraduate reportedly killed Ataga.

The suspect confessed to killing the Super TV boss, while being paraded at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday.

Odumosu said though an investigation was ongoing, an order had been given for Mogbo to be released on bail, adding that Chidinma’s father had also been released.

He stated that Chidinma’s account of how she perpetrated the crime exonerated both her father and Mogbo.

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Odumosu said, “Chidinma’s statement exonerated her father as she said that he was not aware of the incident. We released him. Also, the lady in our custody, one Mrs Nkechi Mogbo, who leased the flat from the property owner and used it for a service apartment, has been released on bail.

“After Magbo was arrested, she assisted the police because of the information she gave us. Now that we got the principal suspect, and the fact that the principal suspect confessed that she singularly committed the act, and equally went further to explain that she never met Nkechi Mogbo, but that she only phoned her and that they transacted all the business online, I have ordered her release on bail while we continue our investigation.

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“However, if any other thing during the investigation points to her, bail is not the end of the case and we will bring her back.”