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Usifo Ataga Murder : Police investigator claims , Chidinma Ojukwu, was having sexual relationship with her alleged step father

Police investigator DSP Olusegun Bamidele  handling  the ongoing trial ofChidinma Ojukwu, who is the prime suspect in the muder of super Tv CEO Usifo Utaga , informed the court on Tuesday, November 8,    that Chidimma was in a sexual relationship with her step father Onoh Ojukwu .

DSP Olusegun Bamidele disclosed this during a cross examination with chidimma’s Lawyer Mr Onwuka Egwu during a during a trial within trial to determine the voluntaries of her confessional statements.

Police investigator claims

Chidinma, a 300-level UNILAG student, is currently on  trial for the murder of her deceased lover, Usifo Ataga, whom she was accused of stabbing multiple times with a knife on the neck and chest on June 15, 2021.

In the previous trials before this, A Lagos High Court sitting has

watched the chilling footage of Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime

suspect in the murder of Super TV CEO, Michael Ataga,  where

she confessed to stabbing Mr Ataga all by herself.

Chidinma alongside her sister and third defendant, Chioma

Egbuchu, and second defendant Adedapo Quadri, has been on

trial since October 12, 2021, alleged murder of Ataga,  and  were

arraigned at the high court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square

(TBS) before Justice Yetunde Adesanya.

At the resumption of proceedings, the prosecution played the

video recording from a CD on a large screen in the courtroom.

The video displayed Ataga on the floor facing up with his hands

spread open, wearing a white singlet and boxers soaked with his

blood.

His head was close to the wall and there was blood on the floor on his right-hand side.

There were also large blood stains on the floor, the pillow, and the duvet cover.

chidimma in her statement says

“After I got the place on Sunday, we were smoking loud, drinking, watching movies and then I went to get food. The drug we were taking got finished and I ordered another one and went downstairs to get it from the delivery guy in the morning; that was on June 14, 2021.

“Then on Tuesday, we drank and smoked loud and I added

Rophynol to his drink and we had sex. I was on the bed and he

was on the chair. Then later he started disturbing me for more

sex. I was tired and after struggling with him, he had his way and

still wanted more.

“He wanted it, he was no longer himself and I thought he was no

more interested in sex, only for him to return to the bed to ask

for more sex. I pushed him away, which resulted in him hitting his

head against a stool that had a glass. He had a cut on his leg and

he became weak.

“I got a knife and stabbed him in the neck, ribs and stomach so

that he would not be able to harm me. I tied his hands with hand

kerchief. His blood was out and I was scared. I just packed

everything, my clothes were also stained with blood, I just packed

my things and left.

“I took the knife and handkerchief and when I got home, I threw

the knife and handkerchief away. Michael (Ataga) was a friend,

that we just talked. I didn’t know him that deep and we did not

talk regularly.” Chidinma said in the video.

chidimma was further interrogated on who her accomplce was in

the murder of Ataga , she replied, “There was nobody that

assisted me, I did it alone.”

During examination in chief by prosecution counsel Mrs. Adenike

Oluwafemi, Bamidele said the police recovered some items from

the defendant’s house, including a small pink purse containing

two syringes, eight pieces of Rophynol tablets, two sanitary pads,

a small perfume, jewellery, an iPhone, a notebook, a diary, and

an HP laptop.

Other items were the defendant’s ID card with her name, Ojukwu Chidinma Adora, Ataga’s driving licence, Ojukwu’s UBA ATM card, a Super net ID card with Ataga’s name, and three other cards that had the deceased’s name and six blank complimentary cards, among others.

In a short ruling, Justice Adesanya dismissed the defendant’s objection and admitted the items in evidence and adjourned till October 12, for the continuation of the trial.

Meanwhile, Chidinma had in an interview with crime fighters in July 2021 weeks after her arrest denied killing the businessman.

She claimed that she had nothing to do with the murder but only found Ataga’s corpse after returning to the service apartment where both of them had lodged.