Chidinma Ojukwu appears in court on murder charge

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Chidinma Ojukwu, the suspected killer of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, today appeared before a Chief Magistrate court sitting in the Yaba area of Lagos but the press had no access to her.

Dressed in a black hooded jumpsuit, Chidinma was led into the courtroom around 9 am.

Counsel to the police, Cyril Ajiofor told Magistrate Adeola Adedayo that the police had received the legal advise from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution,DPP,  which stated that after careful consideration of facts available in the case file, a prima facie case of conspiracy, forgery and murder exists against the 300 level Mass Communication Student of the University of Lagos, Chidinma and another person, Adedapo Quadri, while a prima facie case of stealing exists against Chidinma alone.

The DPP also established the offence of having possession of a stolen item against one Egbuchu Chioma from whom the deceased’s iPhone 7 was said to have been recovered

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The DPP Director, Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi has filed a charge against the three suspects at the Lagos High Court and has yet to get a date for the hearing of the case.

The DPP cleared 11 other suspects and asked that they be released on the grounds that no offence had been disclosed against them in respect to the case.

The 11 include Babalola Disu, Olowu Ifeoluwa, Olutayo Abayomi, Nkechi Mogbo, and Ojukwu Onoh.

Others are Tony Okonye, Damilola Adekoya, Bola Adekoya, Segun Akinsanya, Oluwatoni Dada and Adams Kenneth.

The Magistrate Court on its part has adjourned till Sept 29 to await further Information from the DPP as to the status of the case at the High Court.