The Inspector-Common of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the switch of the case of the murdered Tremendous TV Chief Govt Officer, Usifo Ataga, from Lagos to Abuja.
SaharaReporters learnt that the IGP ordered that the case be taken up by the Pressure Felony Investigation Division, whereas the homicide prime suspect, 21-year-old Chidinma Ojukwu, would even be dropped at Abuja.
“IGP has authorised the switch of Usifo Ataga’s homicide case to Abuja. It will likely be dealt with by the FCID,” a high supply instructed SaharaReporters.
SaharaReporters had on Wednesday reported that the household alleged that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, is perhaps shielding the killers of their son, with the police’s suspicious dealing with of the matter.
That they had claimed that Chidinma, the prime suspect in Ataga’s homicide, was arraigned in a Yaba Justice of the Peace Court docket with out the household being knowledgeable.
The household of the murdered Tremendous TV CEO had final Sunday employed human rights’ lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, to make sure that justice was served for his or her slain son.
Ataga’s household in a letter to Ozekhome additionally accused the police of stifling efforts to make sure these behind the Tremendous TV CEO homicide had been dropped at e book.
The household, within the letter, accused the Lagos CP of “trying to guard the killers of Ataga.”
The Usifo household additionally decried the alleged snug motion of Chidinma from jail to courtroom and from courtroom again to the jail.
The household stated Chidinma was moved in an Uber experience with out handcuffs.
The household alleged that the person who had claimed to be Chidinma’s father and was charged for obstructing police investigation was her (Chidinma) “sugar daddy” and never her organic father.
That they had faulted the N1million bail granted to Chidinma’s father and one Babalola Disu, one other suspect within the case by the Justice of the Peace courtroom.
The household had alleged that Disu was “extremely suspected to have carried out the homicide”.
Ataga’s household premised its suspicion on info they obtained to the impact that Disu’s brief rental house was instantly reverse the house the place Mr Ataga was killed.
The household, nevertheless, urged Ozekhome and his chambers to take up the case and see that justice is served via a really skilled prosecution of all these concerned within the crime.
Ozekhome additionally confirmed that he’s now representing Ataga’s household
In an announcement on Sunday, Ozekhome had stated the bereaved household employed him “to guard and defend the pursuits of the Ataga household and his teeming associates, admirers, kinsmen, and enterprise associates, to make sure that justice is duly served within the matter.”
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