Chidinma Ojukwu, the suspect accused of murdering Usifo Ataga, has once again said she did not kill the Super TV CEO.
Ojukwu appeared before a Lagos high court at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Tuesday for her continued trial.
She is facing trial alongside Chioma Egbuchu, her sister, and one Adedapo Quadri before the court. They are charged with nine counts bordering on murder, stealing, and forgery.
Ojukwu and Quadri are alleged to have conspired and murdered Ataga on June 15, 2021.
Ojukwu was said to have stabbed him several times in the neck and chest with a knife.
The alleged murder took place at no. 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos state
On October 11, the court presiding over the case played a video wherein Ojukwu had confessed to the murder.
During the latest sitting on Tuesday, however, the court played another footage from the confessional statement of Ojukwu before Yetunde Adesanya, the judge.
In the video, she said she did not know who killed the deceased as she had gone out on the day of the incident.
She said she saw Ataga on the floor when she came back, and immediately packed her property and left in a panic.
“I don’t know who came in after I left the room. When I came back, I saw him bleeding. I had to leave because I was scared. I did not kill him. I don’t know who killed him,” she said.
The case was thereafter adjourned till October 20, for the continuation of the trial.
In June last year, Chidinma confessed to stabbing Ataga “twice on the neck side” while she was being paraded by the Lagos state police command.
The embattled student had alleged that the businessman had forcefully had sex with her the first time but a dispute ensued after he attempted it again.
“I threw the knife to the bed and he was going for it but I also went for it. He dragged the knife with me and it broke and he fell on the floor,” she had said.
“At some point, he was chasing me around the kitchen cabinet. I took a knife and stabbed his neck. I approached the door and he followed me. I stabbed him twice on the neck side.”
In July 2021, she, however, denied killing the businessman.
Chidinma said she earlier admitted to killing Ataga because of pressure and the fact that nobody believed her.
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