The suspected killer of Usifo Ataga, Chidinma Ojukwu, has denied killing the SuperTV boss, contract to her earlier claims.
Chidinma said after they lodged in the short-let apartment she stepped out to withdraw to get food and came back to meet the deceased in the pool of his blood.
“I went to withdraw money from the ATM and when I was leaving, he locked the door after me,” Ojukwu said in an interview with Crime Fighters.
“When I came back, I noticed that the door wasn’t locked and the duvet was on the floor.
“The couch was facing the door and the bed was stained with blood already.
“The floor was bloody and the TV was on.”
Ojukwu said the room was disarranged as if someone broke into it and she was afraid that if she raised an alarm, the police would arrest her for the crime.
“I packed my things and left the room,” Ojukwu said
“I took the bag that contained his ID card and bank statements.
The 21-year-old said she took the phone and later withdrew more money from his atm which he had earlier promised to give her
“There was no 5 million naira in my account,” Ojukwu said.
“I don’t have anything to do with his death.
“I know someone did it, but I don’t know who the person is.
“I don’t know what happened when I went to buy the food.
“I did not kill him.
“I believe someone knew where we were and waited for me to leave to do what they did.
She said she decided to take the blame initially because she was scared and insisted no one is influencing her.
Ojukwu’s new narration contradicts her previous confessions in the past interviews.
She had told newsmen in Lagos that she stabbed Ataga to death in self-defence.