The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, on Friday, disclosed that the father of Chidinma Ojukwu, who allegedly killed Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga and one Nkechi Mogbo has been released on bail.
Recall that Chidinma’s father was arrested for hindering her daughter’s arrest at their residence in the Alagomeji area of the state.
Mogbo had been in the custody of the police after an investigation showed that she operated the service apartment where the University of Lagos undergraduate allegedly killed Ataga.
Chidinma while being paraded at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday, confessed to having committed the crime.
Odumosu disclosed that investigation is ongoing, and an order has been given for Mogbo’s release on bail, adding that Chidinma’s father had also been released.
He stated that Chidinma’s account of how she perpetrated the crime exonerated her father and Mogambo.
Odumosu said, “Chidinma’s statement exonerated her father as she said that he was not aware of the incident. We released him on Thursday. Also, the lady in our custody, one Mrs Nkechi Mogbo, who leased the flat from the property owner and used it for a service apartment, has been released on bail.
“After Magbo was arrested, she assisted the police because of the information she gave us. Now that we got the principal suspect, and the fact that the principal suspect confessed that she singularly committed the act, and equally went further to explain that she never met Nkechi Mogbo, but that she only phoned her and that they transacted all the business online, the culpability in the case of murder is still exonerating her. Given this, I have ordered her release on bail while we continue our investigation. However, if any other thing during the investigation points to her, bail is not the end of the case and we will bring her back.”