Usifo Ataga Death: Following the death of Chief Executive Officer of entertainment channel, Super TV, Mr Usifo Ataga, a friend of the deceased has stated that he might have been killed for a reason.
Recall that it was reported online that an alleged mistress stabbed him to death with multiple wounds found in several parts of his body after they lodged in a place in the Lekki area of Lagos. The sum of N5m was said to have been withdrawn from his bank account and his phones, debit cards and other valuables reportedly missing.
But some of his close friends who spoke with Sunday PUNCH on Saturday debunked the claims, saying the deceased was murdered and not a philanderer.
One of the deceased’s friends who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on behalf of the family said he had known Ataga for 25 years.
The close associate added that the deceased was on the verge of “one of the greatest breakthroughs Nigeria has ever seen” through his media establishment, Super TV, a mobile-enabled platform with two major telecommunication multinationals on board to create affordable subscription rates.
He added, “The circumstances under which he was murdered speak of torture. He wasn’t given one blow or shot once and left alone. There are multiple stab wounds on different parts of his body. It appears that someone was trying to get information out of him, and then the final (stab) in his neck was to take his life.
“Is it possible that someone wanted him out of the way? I’m not saying that is what happened. But he was a family man whose life was snuffed out needlessly. He came from a respectable family. Wednesday was his birthday.