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Why I stabbed Ataga to death — UNILAG student

Chidinma Ojukwu, a 21-year-old 300-level female student of University of Lagos on Thursday, told newsmen in Lagos that she stabbed Super TV CEO Michael Ataga to death in self defence.

The student said this when she was presented by the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu at the command headquarters.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ataga’s lifeless body was on June 16 found in a flat in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos with multiple wounds.

The student who said she was arrested at her residence at Alagomeji, Yaba, where she resides with her parents, said that she met Ataga about five months ago.

She said she only withdrew N380,000 from Ataga’s account after she had escaped and not N5 million.

Odumosu, while addressing newsmen, said the student hurriedly changed her cloths and left the appartment.

Odumosu said that Ataga’s body was discovered in a pool of blood when it was time to clean the appartment on Wednesday, June 16, during which the door had to be broken.

Odumosu said the suspect escaped with the victim’s Automated Teller Machine(ATM) card which was used in withdrawing some money from his account.

The commissioner of police said he deemed it necessary to brief the public on the update on the investigation, noting that as there had been fake reports in circulation as regards the incident.

NAN learnt that Ataga was at first reported missing by concerned friends and family after all efforts to reach him proved abortive.

Checks at his Victoria Island office showed he was not there putting everyone in panic mood, including his wife and children who reside in Abuja before his body was later found.

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