Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga: Journalists, Bloggers In Trouble
How Journalists, Bloggers In Trouble over the death of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga
The family of media mogul, Usifo Ataga, who was allegedly murdered by Chidinma Ojukwu has threatened to sue bloggers and media outlets, for false publications against the Ataga family.
Ataga family members and attorneys had issued a press statement on Saturday warning the general public to ‘desist from false and misleading stories’, while they urge the public to allow the police to carry out an in depth investigation on the matter.
A senior official of Rickey Tarfa & Co, solicitor, Olusegun Jolaawo, had signed a press statement on behalf the law firm representing the Ataga’s family to caution the public to refrain from any publication that will embarrass the deceased and his family.
The attorney demands that the false publications and unrelated stories of the matter be pulled down with immediate effect or else they will be take appropriate actions in accordance with the law.
“We hereby admonish the publishers of these stories to employ whatever shreds of decency and decorum they can find in themselves to desist from their false and misleading stories and let the investigating authorities carry out effective investigation in the hope of apprehending the perpetrators of this heinous crime and their accomplices,” the statement reads.
“Yes we know that Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu has been arrested and yes we know that investigation is continuing. Our client is however convinced that there is much more to this than is already apparent from the police investigation.
“It has become apparent even to the most undiscerning reader that from the variety and inherent malice in most of the said publications that they are planted to embarrass and malign Usifo Ataga, Brenda Ataga and the family, and to serve as a smokescreen to enable the perpetrators of the heinous crime cover their tracks.”
“Our client hereby demand that the false publications and the several ordinarily unrelated stories and pictures of late Michael Usifo Ataga and Brenda Ataga be pulled down with immediate effect failing which our client shall take prompt and appropriate action to seek redress for the apparent instances of libel and slander as appropriate,“ he added.
On June 17, Mr Ataga, the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, was stabbed to death, he was found in a pool of blood in a room at Lekki
The police have identified Chidinma Ojukwu as the perpetrator of the act. She confessed to the crime to the police.
During the investigation of the matter, the Lagos state police command, revealed that some exhibits were found with Chidinma after she was arrested.
The 21-year-old student of the University of Lagos is still in police custody while the investigation is still ongoing.