- Chidinma Ojukwu, the number one suspect in the murder of Usifo Ataga, is to remain in prison for the next 30 days
- This is the final decision of the magistrate court in the Yaba area of Lagos state on Monday, August 9
- Chidinma was with two other suspects in court earlier to answer tough questions over the killing of the Super TV boss
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Yaba, Lagos -
The magistrate court in Yaba, Lagos state has ordered the remand of Chidinma Ojukwu in prison for a period of one month.
Punch reports that the decision of the court was read by Magistrate Adeola Adedayo on Monday, August 9.
This verdict followed an application filed by the police counsel, Cyril Ejiofor, who explained that the remand is to enable the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to come up with legal advice.
Persons linked to the killing of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga, like Chidinma, were been brought before the Yaba Magistrate Court in Lagos for trial.
The newspaper had reported that the 300-level Mass Communication student at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) was brought before the court on Monday, August 9, for prosecution.
She and two other suspects allegedly linked to Usifo's murder were to be tried in court which is to convened soon, The Cable also reported.
Meanwhile, following the viral video trending on social media claiming that Chidinma denied killing the chief executive officer of Super TV, the police have set the record straight.
The Lagos state police command while reacting to the video on Monday, July 12, dismissed the claim, urging the general public to disregard the video.
Legit.ng gathered that Ojukwu in the video said she did not kill Ataga as she earlier claimed when she was paraded by the police.
According to the report, Ojukwu, who is in detention released an eight-minute video, well dressed and polished, as she recanted all she said earlier when she alleged she stabbed Ataga to death.
She added that he ordered roofies and that they both took them and ate food, which made him to become high.
Ojukwu had said:
“I was still not happy with the first one that we had, so, I was staying on my own, smoking and drinking. He, too, was on his own."
But in the new viral video released, Ojukwu said Ataga was already killed before she got to the apartment and that she met him dead and did not know who killed him.
“I never had anything to do with his death, I don’t know who might have come into the apartment, definitely, somebody did that, but I don’t know who that person is, I don’t what happened when I left to buy the food, I don’t know."