The Lagos State Police Command has revealed how its Information and Communications Technology unit was able to tracked Chidinma Ojukwu, the 21-year-old student of the University of Lagos, who allegedly stabbed the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, to death in the Lekki area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Friday, said the Command adopted a “scientific method” to arrest the suspect.
Empiregist News gathered that the 300 level Mass Communication student and her father were arrested at their residence, No. 57 Akinwunmi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, on Wednesday after which Chidinma confessed to have stabbed Ataga on his neck twice and later on his stomach after he had forcefully had sex with her.
According to Adejobi, an Information and Communication Technology unit recently created by the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, tracked the suspect, who used different SIM cards – both Nigerian and foreign ones.
The statement was titled, ‘Lagos Security: Police Go Tough On Armed Robbers, Miscreants’.
It partly read, “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, recently established ICT/Tracking Unit at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba-Lagos, to adopt scientific and forensic measures of unravelling crimes and criminality in Lagos State.
“The unit, named D23, headed by SP Kasumu Rilwan, a computer scientist, has been instrumental to the landmark achievements and many feats recorded by the command under the watch of CP Hakeem Odumosu, including the latest arrest of the prime suspect in the alleged murder of Mr Michael Usifo Ataga, one Chidimma Adaora Ojukwu on 23rd, June, 2021.
“Similarly, the Commissioner of Police recently created two Squads, the Special Squad and the Strike Team, at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja-Lagos, to complement the existing department and units of the command in combating crimes in the state. The new Squads, as well, have played many roles in suppressing and keeping criminals and hoodlums at bay in Lagos State.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos CP, Odumosu said that “the case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded”.