According to reports on Uwaifo Osifo Ataga’s alleged murder, Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, a 21-year-old UNILAG student, booked a short-let apartment in Lekki where the incident occurred under a fake name, Jewel.
After Ataga’s body was discovered in the room on Wednesday, June 16, several calls to a phone number with which 21-year-old Ojukwu booked failed to go through.
Mrs Nkechi Mogbo, the facility’s operator, reported the incident to the police.
The report in part reads
“Mogbo reported that around 3pm of June 16, 2021, she received a call from her security guard on Adebowale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase I where she has one flat being used as a short let apartment. She further stated that the security man informed her that one Jewel with a foreign phone number who rented the apartment invited one Usifo Ataga to the apartment yesterday (June 15) and that about 1pm of June 16 when the cleaner wanted to clean the room, he discovered that the door had been broken. When she (the cleaner) peeped into the room, she discovered that the said Ataga was lying in a pool of blood. All calls put across to the said Jewel to come back to the apartment proved abortive.”
On June 24, Chidinma confessed to stabbing the TV boss multiple times in front of newsmen when she was arrested on June 23 at her residence in Yaba. According to her, she met Ataga some months ago at a wild party and they have been seeing each other ever since.