- Chidinma Ojukwu has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Super TV, Usifo Ataga who was recently killed in Lagos
- The 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos was accused of killing him in an apartment in Lagos
- She and one Adedapo Quadri were arraigned before Justice Yetunde Adesanya of the Lagos state High Court
The murder of Usifo Ataga has taken in new twist as prime suspect in his death pleaded that she is not guilty, Channels Television reports.
Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, was accused of killing the Super TV boss.
The 22-year-old was arraigned alongside one Adedapo Quadri, who are the key suspects in the murder case.
Both were arraigned before Justice Yetunde Adesanya of the Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square, PM News added.
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They both pleaded not guilty to eight counts bordering on the offences of murder, forgery and stealing.
They were also arraigned alongside Chidinma’s sister, Egbuchu Chioma from whom the late Ataga’s iPhone 7, was said to have been recovered.
Chioma, however, pleaded not guilty to the 9th count of being in possession of the stolen property.
They are being prosecuted by the Lagos State Department of Public Prosecution, Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi.
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Meanwhile, following the viral video trending on social media claiming that Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of Usifo Ataga, 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.
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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.
Ataga's family threatens to sue social media users over false reports
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Brenda, Ataga's wife, threatened to sue bloggers who make false claims about her husband who was murdered by a suspect in an apartment in Lagos state.
It was reported that the legal representative of the family, Olusegun Jolaawo, in a statement cautioned members of the public to desist from making unverifiable claims about the incident.
The family of the late media CEO appealed to members of the public with useful information on his murder to give such information to the police.