The suspected killer of Super TV CEO, Chidimma Adaora Ojukwu, was last seen in the University of Lagos (UNILAG) before the Covid-19 lockdown and she has never written 300 Level exam, a senior lecturer has revealed.
It was gathered that the 21-year-old neither wrote examination nor set foot on UNILAG since the commencement of this current semester early last month.
Chidimnma Ojukwu, a 300 level Mass Communications student, was paraded at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday, June 24 over alleged murder of Michael Usifo Ataga at a Short Service Apartment at 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki, Phase 1, Lagos.
A TVC journalist Ayodele Ozugbakun, made the claim in a Facebook post based on information allegedly received from a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos (UNILAG) Dr Bunmi Ajibade.
Dr Ajibade, who confirmed the information in a chat with The Nation, however, said it was not an official statement on the matter but a personal observation via a WhatsApp broadcast after his findings.
Ozugbakun’s post reads: “Enlightenment from Dr. Bunmi Ajibade (Senior Lecturer, Unilag Mass Comm.)
‘We parents should pray for and monitor our children. There is so much evil going on in tertiary institutions now. Drugs, alcohol and s*x have become the order of the day among adolescents.
‘As Coordinator of Part-Time programme, l have made some investigations about the lady.
“The last time she came to school was before Covid-19 lockdown. She has never written 300 Level exam with her cohorts. She has never stepped her feet (sic) on the soil of UNILAG since the commencement of this semester early last month. Yet, she was arrested in her father’s house. ‘
‘Were the parents sensitive enough to discover her truancy in school?
“Did they monitor her progress in school if they suspected something is amiss? How come they were apparently neglected that this calamity came upon them suddenly? Many questions are begging for answers.”
Meanwhile, father of the suspected murderer has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command.
According to a top police source, who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said the suspect and her father were arrested at their residence, No. 57 Akinwunmi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, on Wednesday and is being detained at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba.
Chidinma’s father was said to have been arrested for resisting his daughter arrest and for becoming violent with policemen, who went to apprehend her.
The source added that the man did not believe that his daughter committed any crime until she confessed to stabbing Usifo Ataga to death while being paraded at the state police command headquarters, Ikeja.