The man identified as the father of Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in Usifo Ataga’s death, has been alleged to be another sugar daddy of hers and not her biological father.
This was disclosed in a petition filed by the family of the deceased.
The case had been transferred from Lagos to Abuja by Usman Baba, the Inspector General of Police.
The Inspector General of Police directed that the Force Criminal Investigation Department take over the case while the key suspect in the Super TV CEO’s murder be transported to Abuja.
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“IGP has approved the transfer of Usifo Ataga’s murder case to Abuja. It will be handled by the FCID,” a top source said.
The family claimed last week that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, may be protecting the murderers of their son because of the police’s questionable handling of the case.
Chidinma Ojukwu, the key suspect in Ataga’s murder, was allegedly arraigned in a Yaba Magistrate Court without the family’s knowledge.
Last Sunday, the family of the deceased Super TV CEO hired Mike Ozekhome, SAN, a human rights lawyer; to ensure that justice was secured for the deceased entrepreneur.
In a letter to Ozekhome, Ataga’s family also accused the police of obstructing efforts to bring those responsible for the Super TV CEO’s murder to justice.
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In the letter, the family accused the Lagos CP of “attempting to protect Ataga’s murderers”.
Chidinma’s apparent easy travel from prison to court and back to prison was also criticized by the Usifo family. Chidinma was reportedly transported without handcuffs in an Uber ride.
The family claimed that the man who claimed to be Chidinma’s father; who was charged with impeding an inquiry was her “sugar daddy,” not her biological father.
They had criticized the magistrate court for granting N1 million bail to Chidinma’s father; as well as another suspect in the case, Babalola Disu.
Disu was “strongly suspected” of carrying out the murder, according to the family.
Ataga’s family based their suspicions on information that Disu’s short-term rental flat was exactly across the street; from the one where Mr Ataga was killed.
The family, on the other hand, encouraged Ozekhome and his team to take up the case; urging them to ensure that justice is served by a thorough investigation of all individuals involved in the murder.
Ozekhome also revealed that he is currently Ataga’s legal representative.
Ozekhome said the bereaved family engaged him “to protect and defend the interests of the Ataga family and his teeming friends, admirers, kinsmen, and business acquaintances, to ensure that justice is duly served in the matter,” in a statement released on Sunday.
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