A popular Yoruba saying that amokun, eru e wo. O ni oke le nwo, e wo isale.
It means that Cripple, the load on your head is not balanced. He responds that if you had checked my leg (that’s he’s crippled), then you’ll realise why load is not balanced on my head.
This saying rings true for Chidinma Ojukwu, a 21-year-old student of University of Lagos, UNILAG, who confessed to the killing of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga.
Fresh facts emerging pointed to her upbringing, which she lied about, as the contributing factor to what she became and paled in contrast to what were earlier reported about her.
Recall that the 21-year-old undergraduate, when talking about her childhood, claimed her parents separated when she was two years old and she started living with her uncle in the Mushin area of Lagos State.
Contrary to this, Freelanews gathered from one of her siblings, Chioma, that the suspect lost her father when she was barely two years old. Their mother remarried but still have her children with her.
Along the line, Chidinma’s lifestyle reportedly changed negatively with her mother always scolding her. She was alleged to have been discovered to be smoking when she was barely 11 years, an action that provoked her mother to chastise her.
The continuous misunderstanding between Chidinma and her mum continued, forcing her to take the then-teenage Chidinma to her uncle’s house in Mushin area of Lagos State, where she was reportedly thrown out again because of her smoking attitude.
She became rebellious and stayed away from her family. It was at this point that she met Ojukwu, who took her into his Yaba abode, from where she was picked up.
In her narration when she spoke about her growing up and her childhood ambition, Chidinma said she wanted to become either a musician or an actress.
She said, “My role models were Tiwa Savage, Beyonce, Rihanna, Genevieve, and Regina Hall. I schooled in Johnson Primary School and also a government primary school in Mushin. I later went to Sidman College in Sabo, Yaba. I was two-year-old when my parents separated, I was little, so while I was growing up, I stayed with my uncle, Mr Chijioke Obi, in Mushin. I don’t know if he bears Izu, but it was my uncle that trained me.”
Following this development, Chidinma’s earlier statement that the change in her lifestyle was a result of a broken home could not be true after all.
Chidinma’s mother who stays in the Mowe area of Ogun State was heard telling one of her relatives that she has not set her eyes on Chidinma for over 10 years and that she changed her original name, Chidinma Blessing Echefu to Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, as soon as she disowned her family.
Chioma stated categorically that the Ojukwu who Chidinma was arrested alongside was not related to her family, disclosing that they were from Imo State and not Abia State as earlier disclosed by Chidinma.