A Lagos Magistrates’ has set the Court Trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, Super TV boss Prime Suspects to commence on November 9th 2021 9, 11, 15, 16, 17, 25, 29, and 30. Chidinma Ojukwu together with her accomplices pleaded “Not Guilty” to eight counts on murder, forgery and stealing.
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Chidinma Ojukwu who is a 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, was alleged to have murdered the Super TV CEO, Michael Ataga, with her accomplice Adedapo Quadri who is also a key suspect in the murder case, and Chioma Egbuchu (one of Chidinma’s relatives) were arraigned before Justice Yetunde Adesanya of the Lagos State High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi who is the Director of Public Prosecutions, led the the Lagos State government prosecution team, while prime suspects Chidinma Ojukwu and Adedapo Quadri were represented Onwuka Egwu and Babatope Busari; respectively while the Director of the Office of Public Defender, Babajide represented Chioma Egbuchu, was also arraigned after the late Ataga’s iPhone 7 was said to have been recovered from her.
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The first and second defendants, Chidinma and Quadri, were charged with conspiring to commit murder; murder; conspiring to commit felony to wit: forgery, making documents without authority, forgery and stealing. According to the prosecution, the offences are punishable under Sections 222, 233, 280, 329, 365, 370, and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
After the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges, Adeyemi urged the court to further remand the defendants. “We shall be applying that all the three defendants be further remanded in prison prior to the trial date,” she said.
Consequently, Justice Adesanya remanded the first and second defendants in prison custody and allowed the third defendant, Egbuchi, to continue on the bail granted her at the Magistrates’ Court.