Chidinma Ojukwu, the 21 years old student og UNILAG accused of killing Michael Usifo Ataga, the CEO of SuperTV, on June 24th has recanted the earlier confession she made about the way and manner she murdered Ataga, that it was made under duress and fear that people would not believe her.
In a recent interview aired by Crime Fighters TV, a Police owned programme, Chidinma claimed she walked into the room from an errand only to find Ataga stabbed, in the pool of his own blood and blood everywhere and the apartment in shambles.
In the video, Chidinma looked quite refreshed and unruffled as she spotted new clothes and a new hairdo.
According to her, someone or some people must have used that window created by her absence when she went out to buy drugs and food to enter the apartment, killed Ataga, scattered the place and left before her arrival.
Chidinma claimed she felt guilty for not alerting the Police and for stealing from her lover after discovering what happened to him, adding that she messaged the person who rented the apartment to her days later to send someone to check on Ataga as she had not heard from him.
About Ataga’s character, she said: “I would say at some point I got to know that he used to womanise, smoked, drank and took drugs also. So, I don’t know much about him. He got angry easily. He had issues with his wife but his children were worth his time as a family man.
“He wasn’t in a happy marriage. He was just more of catering for his kids. I don’t remember some of his friends that I have met but I remember some of their faces are kind of really odd. I have met two people that said they are his friends or something.
“I do not have N10 million in my bank account. I have like N400,000 or N500,000. Michael gave me his laptop. He had two laptops so I told him I wanted a laptop, he gave me one and that was what I sold to get the money. It was MacPro.”
Ojukwu said she went to buy food and drugs for herself and Ataga.
Upon her return, she found the door open.
She said, “When I came in, the duvet was on the floor, there were pillows and the couch was facing the door and the bed was stained with blood already.
“The floor where he was, there was blood and the TV was on. The room was already disarranged like someone broke in and I didn’t know what to do so I took my things and left.
“I was afraid. I didn’t know if I had raised the alarm they would have arrested me because I and him were the only people in the room and I left.
“I took his bag that contained his ID, documents and bank statement. I took his phone.
“I had nothing to do with his death. The lady that rented the apartment to me, I messaged her that she should please send the security guy to check on him that I haven’t heard from him. They came to my house and arrested me and they took me to the station.
“I didn’t involve anybody. Somebody must have broken into the apartment. Definitely somebody did that but I don’t know who that person is. I don’t know what happened when I left to buy the food.”