Police in Lagos have released on bail the father of the principal suspect in the murder of the chief executive officer of Super TV Usifo Ataga.
Also released on bail was Nkechi Mogbo who leased the service apartment to the suspect Chidinma Ojukwu.
Ms Ojukwu’s father was earlier arrested for resisting his daughter’s arrest on Wednesday night at his residence in the Yaba area of Lagos.
Until Ojukwu’s arrest, Mogbo had been in police custody after investigation showed that she operated the service apartment where the University of Lagos undergraduate allegedly killed Mr Ataga.
Lagos police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu told City Round on Friday that the duo was released on bail following Ojukwu’s statement which appeared not to have implicated them.
Mr Odumosu said, “Chidinma’s statement exonerated her father as she said that he was not aware of the incident. We released him on Thursday. Also, the lady in our custody, one Mrs Nkechi Mogbo, who leased the flat from the property owner and used it for a service apartment, has been released on bail.”
It was gathered that Mogbo returned to Nigeria after studying abroad. On her return, she started the business of property letting.
Meanwhile, it was also gathered that UNILAG management is considering suspending Ojukwu.