Yaba Chief Magistrate Court has ordered Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, to remain in prison for 30 days.
Gatekeepers News reports that the order was pronounced by Magistrate Adeola Adedayo on Monday pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.
Usifo was on June 16 found dead with multiple stabs at a short let apartment on Adebowale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase I where he had checked in with Chidinma.
Chidinma, a 300-level Mass Communication student at the University of Lagos, had earlier confessed to killing Usifo when she was first paraded by the Lagos State Police Command.
She however made a u-turn on her statement in an interview with Crime Fighters, saying she met the deceased in the pool of his own blood.
“…I took a knife and stabbed his neck. I approached the door and he followed me. I stabbed him twice on the neck side,” she had said initially.
In her new statement, she said she had gone to get food and drugs for the pair and “…due to pressure and insistence of the security operatives that nobody entered the room apart from the two, I resolved that since no one believed me, let me just take the blame.”
Gatekeepers News reports that the deceased was buried on July 30 in a low-key ceremony attended by his family members, including his wife, and friends.