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Lagos govt charges Chidinma, accomplice, with murder

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has ordered that Chidinma Ojukwu, who was charged with the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super Television, Usifo Ataga, will face murder trial at the Lagos State High Court.

The court also ordered that one Adedapo Quadri should face trial for Ataga’s murder, while Chioma Egbuchu, who was allegedly found in possession of Ataga’s iPhone 7, should face trial for possession of stolen items.

According to the legal advice, dated August 20, there is prima facie evidence of no fewer than six offences against Miss Ojukwu and her alleged accomplice, Quadri.

The DPP said, “After careful consideration of facts available in the case file, this office is of the firm view that a prima facie case of conspiring to murder, murder, conspiracy to commit felony to wit: forgery, and making documents without authority contrary to sections 233, 222, 411, 363 and 370 respectively, of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, exists against Chidinma Ojukwu and Adedapo Quadri.

“Facts available also establish the offence of having possession of a thing reasonably suspected to have been stolen, contrary to Section 329 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 against Egbuchu Chioma.”

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