The Lagos State Police Command says it would no longer
speak to journalists on Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime
suspect in the murder of Super TV CEO, Michael Ataga.
Muyiwa Adejobi, the command’s spokesperson, told our correspondent on Monday that a “collective decision” had
been taken against granting media interviews on the
Our correspondent had sought comment of the police on
a viral video interview in which Chidinma, who had
previously confessed that she killed Ataga, made a u-turn
on her earlier confession.
“We don’t talk about Chidinma’s matter for now and the
command is not reacting to whatever it is. We don’t talk
about it again,” said Adejobi.
When she was paraded by the command in June, 21-year-
old Ojukwu had confessed that she killed Ataga by
stabbing him multiple times at a short-let apartment they
rented in Lagos.
Asked to comment on the trending video, Adejobi said:
“I’m not aware of any video let alone confirming it. If you
send it, it is immaterial to me. It doesn’t change our
decision, the command’s decision is that we are not
reacting on the matter for now, when we are still
“When we decide to speak on it, we are going to speak on
it. If you send me ten thousand copies of that video it is
not going to change the decision of the command.
“The reason was collectively taken by the command and
it is for our own good”.
Meanwhile, in the interview, Chidinma alienated herself
from Ataga’s death and insinuated that he was killed by