- Lawmakers have called on the Nigerian police to ensure the safety of Chidinma Ojukwu, the UNILAG student linked to the murder of Usifo Ataga
- During its plenary on Tuesday, July 13, lawmakers called on IGP Usman Baba to make sure no harm happens to the suspect
- The House also warned the police to stop parading Chidinma which creates an avenue for interviews while the case is still being investigated
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The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has been called upon to conduct a thorough investigation into the murder of Usifo Ataga, the CEO of Super TV.
The call was made by the House of Representatives during its plenary on Tuesday, July 13, in which it warned the force to stop parading Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect, and granting interviews to media platforms.
According to the lawmakers, a similar recurrence of what they called violations of human rights must be avoided in the future by police operatives, Punch reports.
The House's statement to this effect said:
"...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.
“Ms. Ojukwu (the accused) does not die in custody or commit suicide while awaiting trial as in some past cases.”
Super TV CEO: Dismiss trending Chidinma video, it’s fake, police tell Nigerians
Meanwhile, following the viral video trending on social media claiming that Chidinma denied killing Ataga, the police hadset the record straight.
The Lagos state police command while reacting to the video on Monday, July 12, dismissed the claim, urging the general public to disregard the video.
Legit.ng gathered that Ojukwu in the video said she did not kill Ataga as she earlier claimed when she was paraded by the police.
According to the report, Ojukwu, in detention released an eight-minute video, well dressed and polished, as she recanted all she said earlier when she alleged she stabbed Ataga to death.