Super TV CEO Usifo Ataga buried at Ebony Vaults

Super TV CEO Usifo Ataga

The remains of Super TV CEO Usifo Ataga were buried in a private ceremony at the Ebony Vaults in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday.

The interment was preceded by a funeral service at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Victoria Island.

Officiating priest Rev Fr Julius Olaitan in his message, described Mr. Ataga as an achiever, calling on the police to find those responsible for his death.

“He was a man with enemies; his manner of death is a testimony to that. It is a duty for those in authority to do the right thing by finding those who brutally murdered him.

“Who can imagine what Usifo went through in the hands of those who tortured him? We should be mindful of what we say on social media. Please spare the family of the good name. Our common humanity demands that from us.

“Justice is having Usifo alive since he has the right to live. His children cannot call him daddy and get a response.

“Death is a terrifying mystery. We’ve not lost him, but we’ve gained a soul in heaven. Usifo is now in a place where he can be with the reward of his earthly sojourn,” the cleric said.

The deceased’s eldest brother Isi Ataga, in his vote of thanks, thanked the church for standing with the family through the difficult moment.

Ataga was found murdered in a short let apartment in Lekki, Lagos, on June 15.

Following his death, the Lagos State Police Command arrested a 21-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos Chidinma Ojukwu for allegedly killing Ataga.

The suspect, who initially confessed to fatally stabbing the father of two, later denied killing him.

Lagos police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu says more suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing.