Following the murder of he super TV CEO Mr. Usifo Ataga on the 15th of June 2021, more facts about the true identity of the suspected murderer has been revealed.
The 300 level student of Mass Communication Chidinma Ojukwu, who was arrested last week Wednesday over the murder of Chief Executive Officer, Super TV, Usifo Ataga, in a Service apartment in Lekki area of Lagos State, had told the police that she had been in a romantic relationship with Ataga for about four months before the ugly incident occurred on June 15, 2021.
Her mother who presently resides in Mowe area of Ogun State, was heard telling some of her relatives that she has not set her eyes on Chidinma for 10 years.
Childinma’s sister, Chioma, corroborated this claim when she visited the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Yaba , disclaiming the report that stated she is from Abia State and not Imo state.
Chidinma’s lifestyle reportedly changed negatively, with her mother always scolding her. She was also alleged to have been discovered to be smoking when she was barely 11 years , an action that provoked her mother to chastise her.
Moved to uncle’s place
The misunderstanding between mother and child started at this point. In a move to bring her to order, Chidinma was taken to her uncle’s place in the Mushin area, where she was reportedly thrown out again because of her smoking attitude.
She reportedly became rebellious and stayed away from her family. It was at this point that she met Ojukwu, who took her into his Yaba abode, from where she was picked last week Wednesday.
This followed startling revelations by family sources that the 21-year-old prime suspect in the murder saga disowned her family due to some misunderstanding she had with her widowed mother.
Her first step as gathered was to change her original name : Chidinma Blessing Echefu, to Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu.
Meantime, the bereaved family has frowned at some statements credited to it in the media. As of Tuesday, members of Ataga’s family declined comments on the ongoing investigation of their son.
While expressing his displeasure , Dr Isi Ataga, said, “The statements attributed to me in those reports are clearly incorrect. I never said such things. I was not quoted accurately based on the statement we issued to the media. They should allow us to mourn our brother in peace and stop the slander”.
Also faulting the reports, a source from the family who pleaded anonymity, clarified that, “The statement on ‘Who Will Speak For Ataga?’ was issued by Fresh, one of Usifo’s friends and not his brother, Isi.
“Also, no autopsy has not been conducted, but some reports concluded that the autopsy had been conducted. This is wrong”, the source said.