A lie detector might be deployed by the Lagos state police command after 21-year-old Chidinma Ojukwu denied killing SuperTV Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, days after admitting to the crime several times on camera.
Recall that in a trending video interview with Crime Fighters, the University of Lagos’ undergraduate claimed that she had nothing to do with the murder but only found Ataga’s corpse after returning to the service apartment where both of them had lodged at Lekki, Lagos State.
A senior police officer who reacted to Chidinma Ojukwu’s “new story”, told PUNCH Metro that a lie detector could be deployed to test if her latest claim was true or not.
The Newspaper quoted the officer as saying; “It appears that her lawyers or relatives are teaching her; but this is different from our investigation. This is a fake angle and she cannot dismiss convincing evidence that is already available and recorded, which she herself demonstrated.
“So, this means she is a two-faced person; she tells lies and when the investigation gets to a top level, they will use a lie detector to know whether she is telling the truth or not.”
On his part, the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said the UNILAG student is exhibiting traits of an active criminal with her new confession.
The police chief recalled how the undergraduate was recorded the night she was arrested at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID).
Odumosu said; “That is the trait of an active criminal; she was here, we recorded her. The night she was arrested, we recorded her at the state CIID, even the lady that rented the place to her, we recorded her and we have all that. If she now has an afterthought, investigation will prove that.”