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Saturday, 26 June 2021

Police Release Father Of Alleged Killer Of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga


The Lagos State Police Command has released the father of a 21-year-old student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), who allegedly stabbed the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, to death.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, told The Punch that the suspect’s father and one Nkechi Mogbo, have been released on bail.

The Punch learnt that Chidinma Ojukwu’s father was arrested for hindering his daughter’s arrest at their residence in the Alagomeji area of the state.

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

The suspect, while being paraded at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday, confessed to have committed the crime.

Speaking with The Punch on Friday, Odumosu said though investigation was ongoing, an order had been given for Mogbo’s release on bail, adding that Chidinma’s father had also been released.

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

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