Usifo Ataga and Chidinma Ojukwu
According to a police officer, Olusegun Bamidele who testified at the Lagos State High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square on Tuesday, the cloth worn by Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the death of SUPERTV Ceo, Usifo Ataga was stained with blood.
Bamidele said the police discovered the cloth during a search at Ojukwu’s residence.
Bamidele, a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) serving with the homicide department of the State Criminal Investigating Department (SCID) Yaba was led in evidence by the Lagos State deputy director of public prosecution, Adenike Oluwafemi.
“After we tracked her to her home in Alagomeji and brought her to the DCP’s office, she was asked about her relationship with the deceased. She denied initially and this prompted us to deploy the CCTV. She then agreed that she is the Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu we were looking for,” he said.
“We then took her in company of her foster father, one Onoh Ojukwu, back to the house in Alagomeji where we initially arrested her. We conducted a search of the house in their presence.”
The search, the officer said, yielded a maroon-coloured cloth worn by Chidinma the day Ataga was allegedly killed.
“The cloth was stained with blood. Then Onoh Ojukwu shouted: “Chidinma, you have killed me, you have done something wrong outside. Chidinma was also crying. We also recovered the black/blue long sleeved gown she wore when she left the apartment in Lekki. This further established that she has something to do with the deceased,” he said.
The policeman noted that Ojukwu recollected that she made a call to the second defendant, Adedapo Quadri, who helped her source for hard drugs which she and Ataga smoked on the day he died.
The case was adjourned till May 12.