The House of Representatives, have warned that Chidinma Ojukwu, the suspected killer of Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, must not die in custody or commit suicide while awaiting trial as in some past cases.
The House, called on the Nigeria Police Force, to conduct a proper investigation into the matter, and refrain from parading Ms. Chidinma Ojukwu around to grant interviews on the matter under investigation.
The lawmakers, further called upon the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to “call all police personnel to order and ensure that there is no repeat of this violation of human rights and media access to arrested persons in the future, to avoid compromising the case in a court of law.”
The house, noted that all this, is to ensure that future cases are not treated in the same manner.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has said the new claims made by Chidinma Ojukwu, the suspected killer of the CEO of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, is an “afterthought”.
In a viral video on Monday, Chidinma denied killing Ataga, make a complete u-turn from her initial confession.
When she was paraded on June 24, the UNILAG undergraduate admitted to stabbing the 50-year-old in the neck with a knife after a disagreement.
Odumosu, however, insisted that the police have the suspect on tape during her confession.
He said, “That is the trait of an active criminal; she was here, we recorded her. The night she was arrested, we recorded her at the state CIID, even the lady that rented the place to her, we recorded her and we have all that. If she now has an afterthought, investigation will prove that.”