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Avail us with information about our son’s death- Family of SuperTV CEO urges Nigerians 

THE family of late Michael Usifo Ataga has urged members of the public to avail the Police with more information that could assist in getting to the root of  the gruesome murder of their son, Michael Usifo Ataga.

Usifo was Chief Executive Officer and Founding Director of SuperTV was allegedly murdered by a 300 Level student of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Chidimma Adaora Ojukwu.

The family expressed shock over the incident and commended the Police for a job welldone.

A statement signed on behalf of the family by Dr. Isi Ataga however appealed to Nigerians to allow them grieve in privacy.

They appealed to social media influencers to refrain from publishing falsehood that impinges negatively on the integrity of the deceased, wife and children or face lawsuits.

The statement reads:

“THE GRUESOME MURDER OF OUR BELOVED SON-MICHAEL USIFO ATAGA

Here are the facts. A little over a week ago, unknown persons savagely killed our beloved son, Usifo Ataga. With no regard for him, or his family, who love him, they viciously ended his life.

His children will grow up to read unkind, thoughtless words from thousands of people who have joined the lynching party in the press and the blogosphere. Our aging parents must now struggle to pick up the pieces amid a cacophony of misinformation propagated by strangers.

A suspect has been arrested and paraded before the press. We, the Ataga Family, are grateful to the Nigerian Police for pursuing this investigation. However, like you, we have many unanswered questions. Some things don’t add up.

If you have any information, don’t hide behind online posts. Instead, come forward and share it with the Police.

Here’s what we do know. The more you add to the false information in the press and on social media, the harder it is for the Nigerian Police to do their work and fully solve this case. The harder it is for a grieving family to recover from the loss of their beloved son.

We ask, sincerely, that you let us grieve this terrible loss with some privacy. This past week and a half has been the worst period of our lives.

Thank you.”

Dr.lsi Ataga
For The Ataga Family

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