Slain Super TV Boss Usifo Ataga Laid To Rest Amid Tears
The remains of slain CEO Super TV Micheal Usifo Ataga were on Friday interred in a private ceremony at the Ebony Vaults in Ikoyi, Lagos amid eulogies and tears from family members, close associates and other sympathisers.
The burial followed the service of songs held in his honour on Thursday in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Friends and close family members were present at the burial ceremony of the murdered media professional.
Usifo’s death has attracted nationwide attention after his body was found in a serviced apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
He was allegedly murdered few days to his 50th birthday by Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300-Level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, with who the CEO was said to have been in a romantic relationship.
Chidinma who was arrested days after the murder confessed to journalists that she stabbed Usifo on the neck at the apartment his body was discovered.
During the funeral service, which held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Lagos, the officiating priest, Very Rev. Fr. Julius Olaitan, described the deceased as a focused man who achieved many things.
He noted Ataga was a man of many parts that meant many things to different people.
“He was a man with enemies, his manner of death is a testimony to that. It is a duty for those in authorities to do the right thing by finding those who brutally murdered him.
Who can imagine what Usifo went through in the hands of those who tortured him? We should be mindful of what we say on social media.
“Please spare the family of the good name. Our common humanity demands that from us,” he pleaded.
“Death is a terrifying mystery. We’ve not lost him but we’ve gained a soul in heaven. Usifo is now in a place where he can be with reward of his earthly sojourn,” the cleric added.
Usifo is survived by his mother, Sylvia Ataga; wife, Brenda Ataga; two daughters, Eboselulu and Emoata and other family members.