Chidinma Ojukwu, alleged killer of the Chief Executive Officer, Super TV, Usifo Ataga, has revealed when she started smoking and doing hard drugs.
She disclosed this while speaking exclusively with The PUNCH on Saturday.
The 21-year-old undergraduate said she started smoking and dealing with drugs after she gained admission to study Mass Communication at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
She also confirmed she’s the person in a trending video showing a lady puffing out cigarette smoke while soft music plays in the background.
She said: “I started smoking after I got into UNILAG.”
“I am the one smoking in the trending video. I started smoking a few years ago. Old-time friends introduced me to it and we don’t talk anymore. Everything started after I entered UNILAG, but not actually when I am in school, it could be other places. But I am not the one in the other video (dissociating herself from another trending video showing a lady exhibiting her butt),” she added.
Speaking about her childhood, she said her parents separated when she was two years old and she started living with her uncle in the Mushin area of Lagos State.
The suspect added that while growing up, her childhood ambition was to become either a musician or an actress.
She said “My role models were Tiwa Savage, Beyonce, Rihanna, Genevieve, and Regina Hall. I schooled in Johnson Primary School and also a government primary school in Mushin. I later went to Sidman College in Sabo, Yaba. I was two-year-old when my parents separated, I was little, so while I was growing up, I stayed with my uncle, Mr Chijioke Obi, in Mushin. I don’t know if he bears Izu, but it was my uncle that trained me.”
Narrating her relationship with Ataga, Chidinma described him as just a friend she met a few months back.
She also faulted claims that the late billionaire neither took hard drugs nor alcohol.
Ojukwu|e said, “Mr Ataga was a friend and I don’t know how to elaborate more. He has not shown me pictures of his family but he sometimes acts like he was married and not that he is married (sic). I have met him up to four or five times; he takes drugs and drinks alcohol. It is not that I am trying to put anything together.’’
DAILY GIST reports that The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday arrested 21-year-old Chidinma, a UNILAG female undergraduate for allegedly killing the Chief Executive Officer, Super TV, Usifo Ataga, in the Lekki area of the state.
Chidinma a 300-level student of Mass Communication, said she had been in a romantic relationship with Ataga for about four months before the ugly incident.
Chidinma said she and Ataga were “having fun” when an argument broke out and she stabbed him twice.
Addressing Journalists, She said, “We were in the lodge smoking. He was trying to make advances on me. I was tired and he became violent on it. I let him have his way. Towards afternoon, he ordered roofies. We took it together and ate food. He became high. I was still not happy with the first one (sex) that we had, so, I was staying on my own, smoking and drinking. He, too, was on his own.
“He came to me and I was like I am not happy with what he did. I was like, ‘You don’t help me, you don’t assist me with anything, you are just playing with me around’. He was like, ‘Take my ATM and withdraw what you want’.
“He later became violent trying to get to me and I was resisting and defending myself. At some point, he hit my head on the wall and I also retaliated.
“At some point, he was chasing me around the kitchen cabinet. I took a knife and stabbed his neck. I approached the door and he followed me. I stabbed him twice on the neck side. I threw the knife to the bed and he was going for it but I also went for it. He dragged the knife with me and it broke and he fell on the floor.”
The undergraduate also disclosed that after stabbing the late CEO, she withdrew N380,000 from his account using his ATM card.
While the owner of the rented apartment where the tragic incident took place had been arrested, Odumosu said Ataga’s accounts had been blocked to prevent further withdrawals by those taking advantage of his untimely death to deplete the accounts.