The father of Chidinma Ojukwu, the suspected murderer of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, has been released by the Police alongside the Lekki apartment operator, Nkechi Mogbo, on bail.
Both individuals were released on bail following the arrest and confession of Chidinma for allegedly stabbing of 50-year-old, Ataga to death at a service apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos.
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Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu said although investigation was ongoing, an order had been given for Mogbo and Chidinma’s father to be been released on bail.
Odumosu stated that Chidinma’s account of how she perpetrated the crime exonerated her father and Mogbo.
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“Chidinma’s statement exonerated her father as she said that he was not aware of the incident. We released him on Thursday. Also, the lady in our custody, one Mrs Nkechi Mogbo, who leased the flat from the property owner and used it for a service apartment, has been released on bail.
“After Mogbo was arrested, she assisted the police because of the information she gave us. Now that we got the principal suspect, and the fact that the principal suspect confessed that she singularly committed the act, and equally went further to explain that she never met Nkechi Mogbo, but that she only phoned her and that they transacted all the business online, the culpability in the case of murder is still exonerating her.
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In view of this, I have ordered her release on bail while we continue our investigation. However, if any other thing during the investigation points to her, bail is not the end of the case and we will bring her back.”
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