The family of the late Michael Usifo Ataga has revealed more findings surrounding the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV.
The late Usifo Ataga was allegedly stabbed to death by Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300 level female student of the University of Lagos on the 15th June 2021 at an apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
The family claims that Usifo was stabbed multiple times while adding that his hands were bound tightly with the marks still visible all over his wrists.
The family also insisted that no one in the entire building heard his screams because he was gagged and tortured.
Dr. Isi Ataga, the elder brother to the deceased in a statement by the family titled: ‘Who will speak for Usifo Ataga?’ described Usifo’s death as horrific.
“Usifo died a horrific death. He wasn’t stabbed two or even five times; he was stabbed multiple times. His hands were bound tightly and the marks were still all over his wrists, accompanied by evidence of torture and assault even as his corpse lay in the morgue.
“And no one in the entire building heard his screams because he was gagged. Let that sink in, he was bound, gagged and tortured!
“The now-viral video of the room with the deceased lying on the floor shows a room with blood-stained walls and floor, evidence of a ferocious struggle. One person could never have carried these out,” Isi said in the statement.
The family had on Saturday night urged the police to go beyond the arrest of the suspect, Chidinma Ojukwu, to get to the bottom of the case.
The police in Lagos had arrested a 21-year-old suspect, Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, for the alleged murder of Usifo Ataga after she was tracked to her Yaba home.
While confessing to the crime, the suspect had claimed that she stabbed the deceased after he forcefully had sex with her.
Chidinma also admitted to withdrawing money from the deceased’s account with claims she wanted to use it to pay for her tuition.