Chidinma to remain in prison for the next 30 days over Super TV CEO’s ‘murder’ – Court (updated)


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Following the alleged murder of Usifo Ataga, the late CEO of Super TV by a UNILAG undergraduate Ojukwu Chidinma. the magistrate court sitting in Yaba, Lagos state, has remanded the alleged murderer of in prison for 30 days.

The state police command had brought the mass communication student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) before the court on Monday.

Chidinma, arraigned alongside two other suspects was brought to court by the the state police command had brought the mass communication on Monday

In her ruling, Adeola Adedayo, the magistrate, ruled that the UNILAG student should be remanded in prison for the stipulated days pending legal advice from the director of public prosecution (DPP).

The media entrepreneur was stabbed to death and left in the pool of his own blood inside a Lagos hotel on June 15.

The 21-year-old student who had earlier confessed to stabbing Ataga “twice on the neck side,” while alleging that the businessman forcefully had sex with her.

“I threw the knife to the bed and he was going for it but I also went for it. He dragged the knife with me and it broke and he fell on the floor,” she said

But in a dramatic turn of events, the UNILAG undergraduate denied her initial confession that she killed the Super TV CEO.

“I don’t know what happened when I left the room to buy food. Because of what I did after by not alerting the police and also withdrawing money from his account, I feel guilty for what happened but I did not kill him,” she had said.

Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos commissioner of police, later announced that more suspects have been arrested in the case.

“We have established a case of conspiracy in the murder and we have arrested more suspects,” the CP had said.

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