A preliminary police report on the alleged murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Uwaifo Osifo Ataga, indicates that Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, the 21-year UNILAG student who is the prime suspect in the case, booked the short-let apartment in Lekki where the incident happened using a fake name, Jewel.
The report also indicated that several calls placed to a phone number with which 21-year-old Ojukwu booked didn’t go through after Ataga’s body was discovered in the room on Wednesday, June 16.
The incident was said to have been reported to the police by the operator of the facility, Mrs Nkechi Mogbo.
The report in part reads
“Mogbo reported that around 3pm of June 16, 2021, she received a call from her security guard on Adebowale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase I where she has one flat being used as a short let apartment.
She further stated that the security man informed her that one Jewel with a foreign phone number who rented the apartment invited one Usifo Ataga to the apartment yesterday (June 15) and that about 1pm of June 16 when the cleaner wanted to clean the room, he discovered that the door had been broken.
When she (the cleaner) peeped into the room, she discovered that the said Ataga was lying in a pool of blood. All calls put across to the said Jewel to come back to the apartment proved abortive.”
Chidinma was arrested on June 23 at her Yaba residence and was paraded before newsmen on June 24 where she confessed to stabbing the TV boss multiple times. She claimed she met Ataga some months back at a wild party and that they have been seeing each other since then.