Chidinma Ojukwu, a 21-year-old UNILAG student and primary suspect in the murder of Super TV CEO Usifo Ataga, has pleaded not guilty to the crime.
On Tuesday, October 12th, Chidinma and another major suspect in the case, Adedapo Quadri, came before Justice Yetunde Adesanya of the Lagos state high court sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos Island, and pleaded not guilty to nine counts of murder, forgery, and theft.
They are presently being arraigned with Chidinma’s sister, Egbuchu Chioma, who is alleged to be the owner of the late Ataga’s iPhone 7.
In other developments, the House of Representatives has spoken out against Chidinma Ojukwu, the primary suspect in the murder of Super TV CEO Mr Usifo Ataga, giving several media interviews.
The House expressed concern in plenary yesterday, July 13, that since Chidinma’s detention, she has been paraded around, giving interviews to a variety of news outlets, leading the internet and news media to be agog with the debate and dissecting of the subject. They did, however, advise the police to guarantee that future violations of human rights, such as allowing media access to arrested people, do not jeopardise the case in court.