The Lagos State Police has said the fresh denial made by Chidinma on the suspected killing of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga should be ignored.
The Lagos State Polic Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu in his reaction said the u-turn by Chidinma is just an afterthought after she had already confessed to committing the crime.
Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder case of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga, had in a video which went viral on Monday, denied killing him.
The video is contrary to her initial confession when she was paraded at the Lagos police command headquarters on June 24, where she admitted to stabbing the 50-year-old in the neck with a knife after a disagreement.
Odumosu, in his reaction to the u-turn, however, insisted that she just exhibited the trait of a criminal but remains a prime suspect and they have her initial confession on tape.
He 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, investigation will prove that.”
Similarly, the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the interview by the suspect should be dismissed.
In the trending video interview conducted by Crime Fighters after the initial parade, the 21-year-old suspect said: “Before I was leaving, he stood up to lock the door, but when I got in, I was knocking, and when there was no answer, I opened and the door was already opened, as it wasn’t locked; the duvet and pillow were on the floor.
“The couch was facing the door and the bed was stained with blood already. The floor where he was was filled with blood and then music and TV were on. The room was already disarranged like someone broke in, then I saw him on the floor.
“I didn’t know what to do, so I took my things with his things and left. I was afraid; I didn’t know if I had raised the alarm, they would have arrested me for doing it because I and him were just the only people in the room.
“I just left; I was packing my things to leave, then I noticed that my clothes were stained, so I changed to another. I took the bag that contained his ID and documents like bank statements. So, I just packed them and put them into the nylon and left.
“I just did it; it is not like I had something to do with his death. I never had anything to do with his death.”