April 22, 2024

Court remands suspected killer of Super TV CEO for 30 days


*Usifo Ataga and Chidinma Ojukwu

A Yaba Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered that Chidinma Ojukwu, prime suspect in the murder of the CEO of Super TV Usifo Ataga be remanded for 30 days.

Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo also remanded Ms Ojukwu’s co-defendant Adedapo Quadri on the same terms.

The court’s order followed an application by police counsel Cyril Ejiofor pending advice on the case from the Lagos State directorate of public prosecutions (DPP).

Chidinma was represented by the director, office of the public defender Babajide Martins. Quadri, on the other hand, had no legal representation.

Mr Martins faulted the prosecution for failing to provide the defence with the remand application, although he did not oppose the remand request “in principle”.

Ruling on the application, the magistrate said: “In the absence of any opposition, the two defendants are hereby remanded for 30 days in the first instance.

“The case is adjourned till September 5, for review of remand/DPP’s advice.”

Ojukwu had in an interview recanted her earlier statement before the press that she stabbed Mr Ataga multiple times which led to his death.

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