The household of Usifo Ataga, the late Super TV CEO have accused the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu of complicity in an alleged try to guard his killers.
The prosecution of Chidinma Ojukwu, the 21-year-old prime suspect within the homicide case of the Super TV CEO has commenced and the household are afraid one of many killers has been granted bail already.
The household revealed that one Babalola Disu who was arraigned for allegedly stopping the police from performing their duties is “highly suspected to have carried out the murder.”
Their suspicion is premised on the knowledge they’ve that Disu’s condo was reverse Usifo’s within the brief rental condo the place the latter was killed.
They additionally mentioned they have been shocked to listen to that Chidinma was arraigned in court docket, saying they weren’t knowledgeable by the police earlier than the arraignment of the prime suspect.
According to them, Chidinma was reportedly moved to the jail from court docket with out handcuffs in an Uber journey.
“We were shocked to read from the media that she was arraigned in court. The Lagos State Police Command didn’t inform us at all,” a household supply instructed SaharaReporters.
“The other defendants, including the man claiming to be Chidinma’s father wasn’t her father but her sugar daddy. So the police lied about that.
“We were also shocked that Chidinma reportedly left the court premises without handcuffs in an Uber ride.
“One Disu who was granted bail to the tune of N1m is highly suspected to have carried out the murder. His apartment was opposite Usifo’s in the short rental apartment.
“And he reportedly asked that carpenter of Airbnb (Air Bed and Breakfast) should be called to fix his door, only to be told it was Usifo’s door that was broken.
“The Lagos State Police Commissioner is also complicit in bungling this case, we don’t really understand him.”
Chidinma, a 21-year-old Mass Communication scholar of the University of Lagos, was arrested by the police on June 23, 2021.
She was mentioned to have been in a romantic relationship with 50-year-old Usifo for about 4 months earlier than the incident.
Usifo was discovered useless with a number of stab wounds on June 16 at an condo on Adebowale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase I the place he had checked in with Chidinma.
She was consequently arrested on June 23 in Yaba and paraded on the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja.
She confessed to stabbing Usifo with a knife drunk and withdrawing N380,000 from the sufferer’s account together with his ATM card. She, nonetheless, backtracked later in a video, claiming she acted in self defence.
Usifo was buried on July 30 in a low-key ceremony attended by his relations, together with his spouse, and buddies.
The police had additionally filed a legal cost towards Mr Onoh Ojukwu, father of Chidinma, and 4 others.
Ojukwu and the 4 others have been arraigned by the police on Monday earlier than a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court for obstruction of justice and failing to report against the law to the regulation enforcement businesses.
Disu, 42, was charged with obstructing the police from performing their duties and failing to report against the law to the police.
The different defendants – Jessica Egbochi, 28; Abayomi Olutayo, 23; and Ifeoluwa Olowu, 23, have been accused of receiving stolen objects.
All the accused individuals pleaded not responsible to the cost.
But Usifo’s household have alleged that Disu had a outstanding function to play within the homicide of Usifo past failing to “report a crime to the police”.
The prosecution counsel, Cyril Ajiofor, knowledgeable the court docket that Ojukwu prevented the police from arresting his daughter, Chidinma, whereas the second defendant, Disu, did not report Ataga’s demise to the police
According to Ajiofor, the opposite three defendants dishonestly acquired a MacBook valued at N2.5 million and an iPhone 7 price N150,000 belonging to the deceased.
However, the Usifo household are gutted that Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo granted Disu and different defendants N1 million bail every with two sureties every within the like sum.