21-year-old Chidinma Ojukwu is a 300-level student in the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos. She was arrested and paraded by the Lagos State Police Command, following the death of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga, her man friend. This came after she confessed to stabbing Ataga to death while they lodged at an Airbnb in Lekki, Lagos, on June 15, 2021
A lecturer in the department, who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “I know her (Chidinma) because of her beauty and innocent look. She is an introvert to the core.
Another lecturer also confirmed that Chidinma is a 300-level student in the department.
“Yes, in our group chats, where there are several professors, it was confirmed that she is a 300-level part-time student of Mass Communication, UNILAG,” the lecturer said.
One of the classmates, who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “Yes, she (Chidinma) is a 300-level part-time student of Mass Communication. I know her, but we are not on talking terms; she doesn’t interact with many people. She is a recluse. She is a cool girl, who comes for lectures and leave afterward; she has few friends, who she talks to. I don’t really know much about her.”
Less than a month after confessing to the crime, a now-viral video of Chidinma, who is believed to still be in Police detention, surfaced online, where she denied the crime, saying:
“I never had anything to do with his death, I don’t know who might have come into the apartment, definitely, somebody did that, but I don’t know who that person is, I don’t what happened when I left to buy the food, I don’t know.”
However, the Lagos police command via spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, has described the video as fake.