Wife of Murdered Super TV CEO, Ataga Demands N1 Billion in Damages
Brenda Ataga, Wife of slain Super TV boss, has demanded for the sum of N1billion as compensation for the publication of libelous and malicious reports against her person.
She is demanding the sum from the Management of an online medium, Naijaloaded.
She also said Naijaloaded should pull down the report, tender apology via the same online medium, and other national media outlets.
Mrs Ataga made these demands in a letter dated June 28 and addressed to the Managing Director of Naijaloaded, Mr. Makinde Azeez, through her counsel, Chief Charles Uwensuyi-Edosomwan, SAN.
Late Ataga, a director at Super Network Limited, was found dead in a pool of blood at a short service apartment at Lekki Phase 1, Lagos state shortly after his family declared him missing.
Subsequently, the Lagos State Police Command arrested a 21-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos, Chidinma Ojukwu for allegedly killing the late CEO.
The command had also claimed that the suspect was caught with a blood-soaked cloth worn on the day of the incident and confessed to stabbing the deceased with a kitchen knife after a struggle.
Chidinma, at a parade at the police command in Ikeja, had confessed that she and Ataga were “having fun” when an argument broke out and she stabbed him twice.
But in its report published on June 26, Naijaloaded had fingered Brenda in the murder of her husband, citing her relationship with the suspect through Brenda’s boyfriend.
In her letter of claim, however, Brenda’s lawyer described the report published by the online platform as a callous, malicious and mindless attack on the personality of their client.
The lawyer stated that the publication described his client as a conniving criminal that was part of the plans that killed her husband, father of her children, a most heinous cunning act.
The letter, which described the report as false, hinted that it labelled Mrs Ataga who is a wife, mother and highly placed official of the Nigerian government as a loose woman and a flirt, carrying on extra marital affairs with another Mr. Izu.