Billionaire businessman Michael Usifo Ataga is dead. He was the CEO of Super TV and was allegedly murdered by his mistress who hasn’t been identified a few days to his 50th birthday in Lekki, Lagos.
Usifo was reported missing by his family and friends after he didn’t return to his residence in Banana Island, The Street Journal reports.
It was learnt that he was found dead with multiple stab wounds at an apartment in Lekki Phase 1 on Friday morning, June 18, 2021. It was said that several withdrawals had been made from his account, ostensibly, by his killer.
Usifo, who was married to a manager in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), had met the said mistress about two weeks ago and they started seeing each other. He had rented an Airbnb in Lekki, where they would meet clandestinely, away from prying eyes and ears.
According to reports, following his disappearance, the police tracked down the owner of the Airbnb, who received payment from the side chic’s bank account into which Ataga had previously made a transfer for the payment to.
After the apartment was broken into, Usifo was found dead with multiple stabs on his neck, chest and thigh. The robbers withdrew N5million from his account before murdering him.
It’s believed that the mistress carried out the murder as security guards at the rentals confirmed that no third party had visited the lovers besides a dispatch rider, who is suspected to have brought the lethal drug to the side chic.