Tuesday, October 19

Super TV boss murder: Prime suspect Chidinma Ojukwu arrives in court for murder trial

The prime suspect in the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, Chidinma Ojukwu, has arrived at the Lagos State High Court, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos for her trial which begins today October 12.

Chidinma will be arraigned by the Lagos State Government before Justice Yetunde Adesanya on nine-count charges.

 

She will be arraigned alongside her sister, Egbuchu Chioma from whom the late Ataga’s iPhone 7, was said to have been recovered, and another person, one Adedapo Quadri.

 

The 9-count charge dated the 31st of August was filed by the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi.

 

In count one, Chidinma and Adedapo were charged with conspiring to murder Usifo Ataga contrary to Section 233 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos 2015.

 

In count two, Chidinma and Adedapo were charged with the murder of Usifo Ataga, an offence said to have been committed by stabbing him several times on the neck and chest with a knife.

 

In counts 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7, Chidinma and Adedapo were charged with conspiracy to commit forgery, forgery and making documents without authority. They were specifically alleged to have procured false Access and UBA bank account statements of Usifo Ataga. They also allegedly forged an international passport and a driver’s license In Chidinma’s name.

 

In count eight, Chidinma was charged alone with stealing two iPhones – an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 11 – one Apple MacBook Laptop and ATM cards of Access and GT Banks belonging to the late Usifo Ataga from which the sum of N380,000 was subsequently withdrawn.

 

In count nine, Chidinma’s sister, Chioma Egbuchu was charged with being in possession of the stolen property, the iPhone 7 belonging to the late Usifo Ataga.

 

The 21-year-old Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos was arrested on June 23 after Ataga who she claimed was her boyfriend, was found dead at a Service apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos State with multiple wounds on June 16.

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