A magistrate court in Yaba, Lagos has ordered that Chidinma Ojukwu be charged with the murder of Usifo Ataga, the late CEO of Super TV, at the state high court.
The court also ordered that one Adedapo Quadri and Chioma Egbuchu, Chidinma’s sister, found in possession of Ataga’s iPhone 7, should face trial for possessing stolen items.
Adeola Adedayo, the chief magistrate, gave the order todayfollowing legal advice from the state director of public prosecutions (DPP).
The advice is to the effect that there is a prima facie case of conspiracy to murder, murder, conspiracy to commit forgery, making of documents without authority and stealing against Chidinma.
In the advice dated August 20, the DPP recommended that Chioma Egbuchu should be tried at the high court for being in possession of a suspected stolen item.
“After careful consideration of facts available in the case file, this office is of the view that a prima facie case of conspiracy to murder, murder, forgery, making of documents without authority and stealing, contrary to Sections 222, 233, 363, 379 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015, has been established against Chidinma and two others,” it read.
”Facts available also established against Chidinma, the offence of having possession of things reasonably suspected to have been stolen, contrary to Section 329, of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2015.”
In her ruling, the chief magistrate discharged Onoh Ojukwu, Chidinma’s father, as well as one Babalola Disu, Abayomi Olutayo and Ifeoluwa Olowu, based on the DPP’s advice.