Chidinma Ojukwu, who was accused with the murder of Super Television’s Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, by a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, has been ordered to stand trial in the Lagos State High Court for murder.

The court also ordered that Adedapo Quadri, who was reportedly discovered in possession of Ataga’s iPhone 7, be tried for murder, and Chioma Egbuchu, who was allegedly found in possession of Ataga’s iPhone 7, be tried for possession of stolen property.

Following legal advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adedayo, issued the order.

According to the legal advise dated August 20, Miss Ojukwu and her accused accomplice, Quadri, are suspected of committing at least six crimes.

“After careful consideration of facts available in the case file, this office is of the firm view that a prima facie case of conspiring to murder, murder, conspiracy to commit felony to wit: forgery, and making documents without authority exists against Chidinma Ojukwu and Adedapo,” the DPP said.

“There is a prima facie case of theft against Chidinma Ojukwu

“Facts available further show that Egbuchu Chioma committed the crime of having possession of a thing reasonably believed to have been stolen, in violation of Section 329 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.”

The magistrate went on to say that the report cleared 11 other suspects in the case, including Chidinma’s father, Mr Ojukwu Onoh, and recommended that they be released because they were all detained on suspicion alone.

Babalola Disu, Oluwo Ifeoluwa, Olutayo Abayomi, Nkechi Mogbo, Ojukwu Onoh, Tony Okonye, Damilola Adekoya, Bola Adekoya, Segun Akinsanya, Oluwatoni Dada, and Adams Kenneth are among the 11 named by the DPP.

under Section 280 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.”

Chidinma and Quadri appeared in court after being sentenced to be remanded in the Kirikiri Custodial Centre for 30 days on August 9.

Chief Magistrate Adedayo postponed the case till September 29 to await the DPP’s report on the murder case’s filing in the High Court.

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