The Lagos State Police Command has arrested more suspects in connection with the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, disclosed this while parading some suspects at the command headquarters in Ikeja, on Wednesday.
“We have established a case of conspiracy in the murder and we have arrested more suspects,” he said without giving details.
Ataga, whose wife and children reside in Abuja, was first reported missing by concerned friends and family after all efforts to reach him proved abortive.
Officers of the Lagos State Police Command later found Ataga’s lifeless body in a flat in Lekki Phase 1, with multiple wounds, on June 16.
Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300-level student in the Department of Mass Communication at University of Lagos (UNILAG), later confessed to stabbing Ataga to death while being paraded at the police command headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos State, on June 24.
But in a video that went viral on Monday, the undergraduate denied killing the Super TV CEO – a claim that is contrary to her initial confession.
During her parade, 21-year-old Ojukwu also confessed to withdrawing N380,000 from the deceased’s account to pay her school fees.
The undergraduate also told newsmen that she stabbed Ataga to death in self defence.
The student, who said she was arrested at her residence at Alagomeji, Yaba, claimed that she met Ataga about four months before the incident.
Odumosu, however, assured the public that police would not compromise on the case, dismissing claims that Ojukwu was given a soft-landing.
The police boss described the new claims made Ojukwu, as an “afterthought.”