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Chidinma Ojukwu Plead Not Guilty Over The Death Of SuperTV Chief

Chidinma Ojukwu
Chidinma Ojukwu

The Lagos State Government yesterday arraigned Chidinma Ojukwu and two others for the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of SuperTV, Usifo Ataga.

Chidinma, a 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, and one Quadri Adedapo were arraigned before Justice Yetunde Adesanya of the State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Lagos Island.

They were docked on a nine-count charge alongside Ojukwu’s sister, Egbuchu Chioma from whom the late Ataga’s iPhone 7, was said to have been recovered.

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

Ojukwu, 21, and Adedapo – first and second defendants – were named in counts one to seven. Ojukwu was the sole defendant on count eight, while Chioma was named in count nine.

Ojukwu was alleged to have murdered Ataga, in a Service apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

Ojukwu, Adedapo and Chioma pleaded not guilty.

There was a mild drama when the court registrar read count one of ‘conspiracy to murder’ to the defendants.

After Ojukwu pleaded not guilty, the registrar turned to Adedapo.

Registrar:

Are you guilty or not guilty?

Adedapo:

Guilty!

Realising his error, the second defendant subsequently changed his plea to “Not guilty.”

Justice Adesanya remanded Ojukwu and Quadri in prison custody.

Following an unopposed application by Martins, the judge allowed Chioma to continue on the bail granted her at the Magistrate Court.

She adjourned till November, 9, 11, 15, 16, 17, 25, 29 and 30 for trial.

 

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