A 21-year old undergraduate has been arrested in connection with the murder of Usifo Ataga, the chief executive officer of Super TV, a media brand situated in Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos.
The State commissioner of police Hakeem Odumosu on Thursday said operatives arrested the student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) over the murder if which she has confessed to committing the crime.
Odumosu, who spoke with journalists while parading the suspect at the police command in Ikeja, also noted that Ataga’s bank account has been blocked to prevent further withdrawals by those taking advantage of his death.
Ataga was found in a pool of his blood after he was stabbed to death, with multiple wounds found in several parts of his body.
It’s also believed that the media businessman had reportedly lodged with a mistress at a hotel within the Lekki area of Lagos.
Reports suggest five million Naira have been withdrawn from his bank account and his phones and debit cards were also missing.
The owner of the apartment rented out to the late Ataga was also arrested and currently in police detention.
By Abel Ejikeme