The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, says a conspiracy case has been established over the murder of Usifo Ataga, the late super TV boss.
The CP also added that aside from Chidinma Ojukwu, more suspects had been arrested in connection with the murder of Super TV Boss. Odumosu nonetheless, did not give details on the number of suspects arrested and their connection to the murder.
“We have established a case of conspiracy in the murder and we have arrested more suspects. He added, “Chidinma initially was the only suspect that we arrested, but now, we have arrested additional suspects. So, members of the public should know that investigation into Chidinma’s case is progressing”.
“The fundamental human rights of the suspects still exist under the constitution. The insinuation that the police want to sweep the case under the carpet, that will never happen. No matter the propaganda, we will never wither and we are not covering anybody as we have been able to establish a conspiracy in the case”.
The Lagos Police commissioner also added that the command paraded 1,320 suspects for allegedly terrorizing and robbing residents of their valuables in different parts of the state.
The Lagos CP, speaking at the command headquarters at Ikeja on Wednesday, asserted the suspects were arrested with weapons and hard drugs, adding that the command was committed to reducing crime and social vices in the state.
He said, “Today, the command is parading a total number of 1,320 miscreants/hoodlums who were raided at various locations across the state and many weapons, suspected hard drugs and weeds, suspected to be Indian hemp, were recovered from them.
“In total, from May 2021 till date, the command arrested 66 suspected armed robbers, 772 suspected cultists and 447 murder suspects, among others”.
Among those paraded were three men, Fatai Balogun, Dauda Suleiman and Daniel Echebele, who allegedly raped their neighbours’ daughters.
The police boss said one of the victims, a nine-year-old girl, revealed that Balogun had been having unlawful carnal knowledge of her since January 2021, adding that her mother found out about the incident when she noticed bruises in the private part of her body and also perceived odour from the private parts of her daughter. Odumosu also confirmed that two pregnant women were also rescued after men of the command stormed a baby factory on Lawanso Road, Isolo, Lagos State.
Recall that Usifo Ataga, 50, was killed on June 15 at a short let apartment where he was spending the weekend with his lover, Chidinma Ojukwu.
Chidinma Ojukwu, who confessed earlier to have stabbed the late Atanaga later denied the act saying she met Autauga in a pool of blood when she returned from buying food belonging to them.