Ataga’s Murder: Witness’ Non-Composure Stalls Trial of Chidinma, Others


The trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged murder suspect of Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, before a Lagos High CourtatTafaBalewaSquare, TBS, was yesterdaystalledduetonon- composure of the witness. Chidinmaisstanding trial alongside her sister, Chioma Egbuchu and one, Adedapo Quadri, over Ataga’s murder before Justice Yetunde Adesanya.

At the resumed hearing of the matter yesterday, prosecuting lawyer, Yusuf Sule, sought for an adjournment of the matter till today because the witness just came in from Asaba and is not yet composed to face the rigour of examination and cross-examination.

Sule said: “We would be asking for an adjournment for tomorrow on the ground that the witness we are calling just came in from Asaba this morning and he is not really composed.”

In the absence of any opposition from the defence lawyers, Justice Adesanya granted the prosecution’s request. At the last adjourned date, a business man, Ifeoluwa Oluwo, had narrated to the court, how he bought late Ataga’s Apple MacBook Laptop, for N495,000, from Chidinma.

He said that he bought the Laptop from the first defendant, for the sum of N495,000, after negotiations, on June 18, 2021. (two days after the body of Ataga was found at a short service apartment in Lekki).

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