It’s a sad day for the family and friends of Michael Usifo Ataga, the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV and a director in Super Network Limited, a telecommunications company, who was brutally murdered by his side girlfriend.
Ataga, who lives on Banana Island, was reported missing on Sunday by anxious friends and relatives after all attempts to contact him failed.
Checks at his Victoria Island office revealed that he was also not present, which frightened everyone, including his wife and children, who live in Abuja.
Unfortunately, his deceased corpse was discovered this morning in a flat in Lekki Phase 1 with many stable wounds after several withdrawals from his account were made.
Usifo who would have been 50 years old today had met a girl about two weeks ago and they began a relationship. This despite the fact that he is married to a manager in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
Usifo who felt more comfortable meeting with his side chic outside his home and hers, to prevent nosey neighbours from prying, rented an Airbnb in Lekki, Lagos where they both checked into before the unfortunate incidence.
Following his disappearance, a combined team of concerned friends, family members, the police and DSS operatives all the way from Abuja through the concerted efforts of the wife, tracked down the owner of the Airbnb, who received payment from the side chic’s bank account into which Ataga had previously made a transfer for the payment to.
The apartment was broken into and that was where he was found dead with multiple stabs in his neck, chest and thigh.
The robbers withdrew N5 million from his account before they killed Ataga.
The side chic who was last seen on Tuesday when the murder happened, was equally tracked down and arrested alongside the owner of the Airbnb.
Many of Ataga’s friends have expressed shock as to how the side chic was able to pull the dastardly act all alone as Ataga was said to have been an amateur boxer who was very strong.
After the side chic left the apartment following his gruesome death, money began to disappear from Atage’s Guaranty Trust Bank account and it was an email from Ataga’s email address asked for a change in his account details, did the withdrawals stop.
With thiis, GTBank put an embargo on the account to prevent any further withdrawal.
Investigations is still on and the case is still unfolding.
Credit: Street Journal
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