CRIME

Chidinma Confessed to drugging, Stabbing Ataga Multiple times- Police tells Court

DSP Olusegun Bamidele, who is one of the prosecution’s witnesses in the case of the murder of the CEO of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, has confirmed that Chidinma Ujukwu confessed to murdering the deceased.

Bamidele, who is serving with the homicide department of the State Criminal Investigating Department (SCID) also informed the trial judge, Justice Yetunde Adesanya of the Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square, that a maroon-colour cloth which the defendant wore on the day the deceased was murdered was also recovered from her.

The witness said, “While I was investigating into the background, I and a friend of the deceased went to Angel Villa Hotel in Lekki. The owner of the hotel was approached and the story was related to him. Luckily the hotel had CCTV which revealed the presence of the deceased and Chidinma at the hotel.

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Ojukwu was arraigned before the court alongside one Adedapo Quadri on an eight-counts bordering on the offences of murder, forgery and stealing.

The state also arraigned Chidinma’s sister, Egbuchu Chioma from whom the late Ataga’s iPhone 7, was said to have been recovered on one count.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charge and Justice Adesanya adjourned further hearing in the matter to May 12, 2022.

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