Lagos Commissioner of Police reacts to Chidinma’s interview, says she exhibits traits of an active criminal

Following the interview where Chidinma Ojukwu denied killing the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Michael Usifo Ataga, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has described her new claims as an “afterthought”.

Chidinma, a 21-year-old Mass Communi­cation student of the Univer­sity of Lagos (UNILAG) who was arrested for allegedly killing Michael Usifo Ataga, had on Monday, 12th of July, 2021 denied killing the Super TV CEO, a claim that is contrary to her initial confession.

While denying her initial confession, she said, the deceased had locked the room before she left but she was surprised when she came back to find out that the room wasn’t locked.

She said, “I went out to get food but when I came back I noticed that someone already broke in because the door wasn’t locked.

“The duvet and the pillows were on the floor, the couch was facing the door with the bed stained with blood already.

“The room was already disarranged like someone broke in, then I saw him on the floor that I didn’t know what to do that was why I took my stuff and his ATM and left,” she said.

However, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu in a statement, insisted that the police have the suspect on tape during her initial confession.

Odumosu said, “That is the trait of an active criminal; she was here, we recorded her. The night she was arrested, we recorded her at the state CIID, even the lady that rented the place to her, we recorded her and we have all that. If she now has an afterthought, the investigation will prove that.”

He urged the public to disregard the recent interview, noting that Chidinma remained a prime suspect and whatever was said in the video would not change the facts.

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