The Lagos state police command has revealed that its newly established ICT unit adopted “scientific measures” to arrest Chidinma Ojukwu, who allegedly murdered Usifo Ataga, CEO of Super TV.
Muyiwa Adejobi, the command’s spokesman, broke the news in a statement on Friday amid ongoing investigation into the matter.
According to him, the ICT unit had tracked the suspect’s phone numbers before she was apprehended alongside her father at their residence in Yaba axis of the state on Wednesday.
“The commissioner of police, Lagos State, recently established ICT/Tracking unit at the State criminal Investigation department, panti, Yaba-Lagos, to adopt scientific and forensic measures of unravelling crimes and criminality in Lagos state,” it read.
“The unit, named D23, headed by SP Kasumu Rilwan, a computer scientist, has been instrumental to the landmark achievements and many feats recorded by the command under the watch of CP Hakeem Odumosu, including the latest arrest of the prime suspect in the alleged murder of Mr Michael Usifo Ataga, one Chidimma Adaora Ojukwu on 23rd, June, 2021.”
The police also revealed that several items were recovered from the suspect including complimentary cards, Access Bank statement of account and one Nigerian Passport with No.B50010434 belonging to her.
Others include one fake drivers license bearing Mary Johnson with the suspect’s photograph, one national identification card bearing the suspect’s name, one UBA ATM debit card bearing the suspect’s name and one University of Lagos ID card bearing the suspect’s name.
Chidinma, a student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), had earlier confessed to stabbing Ataga “twice on the neck side”.
She alleged that the businessman had forcefully had sex with her the first time but a dispute ensued after he attempted it again.
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