The Lagos State Police Command alleges that 21-year-old Chidinma Ojukwu, an undergraduate of the University of Lagos, killed Chief Executive Officer, Super TV, Usifo Ataga, in the Lekki area of the state recently.
The State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said she has confessed to committing the crime.
Chidinma was on Thursday paraded at the police command headquarters in Ikeja.
According to the CP, Chidinma was arrested at her parents’ residence in the Yaba area of Lagos on Wednesday night.
The 300-level student of Mass Communication, said she had been having an amorous relationship with 50-year-old deceased for about four months before the incident occurred on June 15, 2021, at a Short Service Apartment, situated at No 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki, Phase 1, Lagos.
She claimed that she and Ataga were “having fun” when an argument broke out and she stabbed him twice.
Chidinma said, “We were in the lodge smoking. He was trying to make advances on me. I was tired and he became violent on it. I let him have his way. Towards afternoon, he ordered roofies. We took it together and ate food. He became high. I was still not happy with the first one (sex) that we had, so, I was staying on my own, smoking and drinking. He, too, was on his own.
“He came to me and I was like I am not happy with what he did. I was like, ‘You don’t help me, you don’t assist me with anything, you are just playing with me around’. He was like, ‘Take my ATM and withdraw what you want’.
“He later became violent trying to get to me and I was resisting and defending myself. At some point, he hit my head on the wall and I also retaliated.
“At some point, he was chasing me around the kitchen cabinet. I took a knife and stabbed his neck. I approached the door and he followed me. I stabbed him twice on the neck side. I threw the knife to the bed and he was going for it but I also went for it. He dragged the knife with me and it broke and he fell on the floor.”
She added that after stabbing him, she withdrew N380,000 from his account, using his ATM card.
The owner of the rented apartment where the alleged murder happened, has also been arrested, Odumosu said.