Sunday 27 June 2021

I Met Ataga At A Wild Party — Chidinma

The last may not have been heard of the lifestyle of Chidinma Ojukwu, the 21-year-old who allegedly killed the chief executive officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga.

Mma, as she is fondly called by her dad and siblings, was arrested by detectives from the homicide unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba for allegedly stabbing Ataga to death in a rented apartment at Lekki.

Chidinma’s father was almost arrested when he allegedly resisted the arrest of the 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG)

At the point of arrest, the suspect had vehemently denied knowing Ataga, not to talk of being involved in his death.

Upon the insistence of the police, Chidinma’s father followed the detectives to the station, where his daughter gave a graphic account of how Ataga was killed.

‘How I met Ataga at a wild party’

Chidinma, after a long silence, opened up to our correspondent who interviewed her at the SCID to know how she was introduced into drugs and wild parties.

She said because of financial pressure occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19, she hooked up with some female students.

“It first sounded like fun when I went out for the first time along other girls. My friend who took me out told me we were going to attend a party organised by one of the latest big boys in town.

“On arrival, it was fun-filled. We had so much to drink. At first, it was shisha that we were smoking. I took a few drags on the pipe and blew the smoke out immediately. Other girls were busy blowing out smoke from their noses and mouths.

“The party ended in the wee hours of the night and we ended up in bed with some guys. The guy I slept with gave me N50,000 and I felt like break-dancing.

“It was at one of those parties that I met Ataga. He picked interest in me because of the course I am reading. We dated for about six months before I started noticing his strange behaviour.

“He gave me roofies (a street name for Rohypnol) before sex. I never meant to kill him. I was not in the mood but he wanted sex. I told him so and we had roofies, after which he was all over me. He forced his way into me...

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