The prime suspect in the murder case of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, Chidinma Ojukwu was in court earlier today at the Lagos State High Court, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, as her murder trial begins today October 12, after the Lagos DPP finally filed the case at the Lagos High Court.
Chidinma Ojukwu was arraigned today alongside two other persons, her sister Egbuchu Chioma and another person Adedapo Quadri in the court of Justice Yetunde Adesanya on a nine-count charge.
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Chidinma’s sister Egbuchu Chioma was to have been the one in possession of late Usifo Ataga’s iPhone 7, and it was from her it was recovered from.
The 9-count charged filed against Chidinma was filed on the 31st of August by the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi.
In new discovery, a new person was arraigned with Chidinma for conspiring to murder Usifo Ataga, with the name Adedapo Quadri. Adedapo and Chidinma were charged with conspiring to murder Usifo Ataga contrary to Section 233 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos 2015 in count one.
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 in 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and ATM cards of Access and GT Banks belonging to the late Usifo Ataga from which the sum of N380,000 was subsequently withdrawn.
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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.
But Chioma the 3rd defendant was granted bail, in continuance of her previous bail granted her by the Magistrate Court 1 Yaba under the same terms and conditions
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.
Adedapo Quadri and Chidinma Ojukwu were both not giving bail. With the next trial date set for 9th of November 2021, then the 11th of November and 15th of November.
Watch a video of Chidinma arriving and after proceeding leaving the court this morning below…
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