Chidinma Ojukwu the 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, who was arrested last Wednesday, over the murder of Chief Executive Officer, Super TV, Usifo Ataga, in a serviced apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos State, says she was able to kill him because he was weak.
Ojukwu also lamented that she has been seeing her victim’s face in her dream since she took his life.
She made the revelations about the murder of the 50-year-old to Vanguard on Monday.
The 21-year-old lady said she wished she would wake up to realise the whole saga was only a dream.
“I have never had peace since the day I was arrested. Never in my wildest imagination did I envisage I would kill a human being. I see his face in my dream every night. At times I would be scared to sleep.
“I have been begging God for forgiveness. This is not what I wanted for myself. I don’t know what fate holds for me.
“I am also begging his family to forgive me, especially his children. Ah! God, what have I done?” she exclaimed, burying her face in her palms.
While she insisted that she executed the killing alone, Chidinma told detectives at the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Yaba that she was able to overpower the deceased because he was weak.
She disclosed that the late Usifo was feeble after taking three wraps of Rohypnol while she took one wrap. She stated that she strangled Usifo before stabbing him.
Her claim has confirmed the Ataga family’s insinuation that Usifo’s neck was discovered to have been broken during an inspection of his body in the morgue.
Meanwhile, detectives are on the manhunt for a suspected drug addict and internet fraudster (names withheld), who Chidinma claimed aided her to falsify the deceased’s documents after she escaped from the service apartment in Lekki Phase 1, abandoning Usifo’s lifeless body.
She disclosed that the deceased earlier gave her his Automated Teller Machine, ATM, card to withdraw some money to buy some clothes but that she did not withdraw much.
Thereafter, she said she contacted the internet fraudster to help her withdraw more money.
The internet fraudster has so far evaded the police but they have assured that they will get him to answer questions on what he knows about Usifo’s death.
Meanwhile, the police have beefed up security around the suspect to avoid any situation that could truncate investigation.
As at Monday, only her father was allowed to visit her. Journalists were also barred from speaking with her.
This move, according to police sources, was also aimed at avoiding a situation whereby any untoward incident will happen to her. For instance, her food is served by the police, as outsiders are barred from bringing in food for her.