More details have emerged about what led to the death of Michael Usifo Ataga on Thursday and who killed him.
Ataga, the CEO of Super TV and a director with Super, who resided in Banana Island, Lagos, was reported missing on Sunday by concerned friends and family after all efforts to reach him proved abortive.
Checks at his Victoria Island office showed that he wasn’t there either and this put everyone in a panic mode including his wife and children, who reside in Abuja.
Unfortunately, his lifeless body was found on Thursday morning in a flat in Lekki phase 1, Lagos with multiple stab wounds after several withdrawals were made from his account.
Usifo, who would have been 50 years old this week had reportedly met a girl about two weeks ago and they began a relationship. He was married to a manager in NNPC (Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation).
Usifo allegedly rented Airbnb in Lekki, Lagos where they both checked into before the unfortunate incident.
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, were said to have tracked down the owner of the Airbnb, who received payment from the woman’s bank account into which Ataga had previously made a transfer for the payment to.
The apartment was reportedly broken into and that was where he was found dead with multiple stabs in his neck, chest and thigh.