The House of Representatives has asked the police to ensure that Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged killer of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, does not die in police custody.
News reports that the 300 level University of Lagos (UNILAG) student gave fresh insights into the circumstances surrounding the murder of Ataga on Monday.
During plenary on Tuesday, Hon Tolulope Sadipe raised the motion as a matter of urgent public importance, expressed concerns about the public parade and media trial to which she believes Chidinma is being subjected to.
The lawmaker noted that Ojukwu could be driven to depression and eventually suicide.
Her motion follows a recent interview granted by Chidinma over the death of Ataga.
Contrary to her initial statements that she had stabbed Ataga as a way of self-defense, she now claims she had nothing to do with his death.
She explained that while they were lodged in the short-let apartment, she briefly stepped out to buy some things only to return to his lifeless body.
“As I was leaving the apartment, he stood up to lock the door. When I came back, I knocked but there was no response. Then I opened the door and realized it wasn’t locked,” she said.
“The duvet was on the floor and pillows. The couch was facing the door and the bed was stained with blood and the floor where he was. Music was on, the TV was on. The room was in disarray like someone broke in.
“Then I saw him on the floor, I didn’t know what to do. I was afraid. I thought if I raised an alarm I would be arrested because we were the only people in the room”.