The men of the Lagos State Police Command have explained how they tracked the suspect after receiving commendations over the arrest of the 21-year-old student of the University of Lagos, Chidinma Ojukwu who allegedly killed Usifo Ataga, the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV in an apartment in Lekki Lagos State.
According to Muyiwa Adejobi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, the Police adopted a “scientific method” to arrest the suspect.
Recall that Adahzionblog reported on when and where Chidinma, the alleged killer of Usifo was arrested. Read Here
She was arrested at their residence at No. 57, Akinwunmi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, on Wednesday night.
When paraded, the UNILAG student confessed to stabbing 50-year-old Ataga to death on June 15, 2021.
The 21-year-old said she had been in a romantic relationship with Ataga for about four months before the ugly incident occurred at a Short Service Apartment, situated at No 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki, Phase 1, Lagos.
After arrest , items recovered from Chidinma include; “Complimentary cards, Access Bank Statement of Account, one Nigerian Passport with No.B50010434 belonging to the suspect, one fake Drivers license bearing Mary Johnson with the suspect’s photograph, one National Identification Card bearing the suspect’s name, one UBA ATM debit card bearing the suspect’s name and one University of Lagos ID card bearing the suspect’s name.”
In a statement released by the Police Command titled; ‘Lagos Security: Police Go Tough On Armed Robbers, Miscreants’ read;
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, recently established ICT/Tracking Unit at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba-Lagos, to adopt scientific and forensic measures of unravelling crimes and criminality in Lagos State.
“The unit, named D23, headed by SP Kasumu Rilwan, a computer scientist, has been instrumental to the landmark achievements and many feats recorded by the command under the watch of CP Hakeem Odumosu, including the latest arrest of the prime suspect in the alleged murder of Mr Michael Usifo Ataga, one Chidimma Adaora Ojukwu on 23rd, June, 2021.
“Similarly, the Commissioner of Police recently created two Squads, the Special Squad and the Strike Team, at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja-Lagos, to complement the existing department and units of the command in combating crimes in the state. The new Squads, as well, have played many roles in suppressing and keeping criminals and hoodlums at bay in Lagos State.”