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Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect arrested in connection with the death of Michael Ataga, CEO of Super TV, has denied killing him.
Chidinma had in an exclusive interview with Sunday PUNCH in June, admitted killing Ataga and pleading that she doesn’t want to die over the case.
The University of Lagos undergraduate said, “I regret killing Mr Ataga. I don’t know what my future holds but I don’t want to die. Please, I don’t want to die because of this case. I have not killed before.
“I was just trying to comport myself to answer questions during the parade and not that I am not showing remorse. I totally regretted everything I did and I am sorry. Mr Ataga’s family, I am deeply sorry for what I did. If I had my life back, I wouldn’t do anything like that. I am deeply sorry and I hope you forgive me.”
But in a video which is currently in circulation, Chidinma made a u-turn and denied being involved in Ataga’s death.
She, however, admitted that they spent time together, drinking and smoking before he died.
Chidinma claimed that she was not inside the apartment at the time he was killed.
“I didn’t injure anybody. I don’t know who must have come into the apartment, and did that… I don’t know who that person is. I don’t know what happened. I did not kill him,” the suspect said.
The 21-year-old further revealed that the Super TV CEO was having problems with his marriage, and he was still involved to only take care of his children.
She also described the deceased as someone who lies a lot to get his way with young ladies.
“He was actually a busy person but at a point, I found out that he lies a lot just to be able to have sex with young girls.
“He wasn’t having a good marriage either because I noticed he had issues with his wife. They had a marital crisis and he was there only for the kids,” she said.