The main suspect, Chidinma Ojukwu in the murder trial of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Super TV, Usifo Ataga is to continue her trial in a High Court.
This is as the Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court presided over by Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo on Monday said it would no longer handle the case but Chidinma and some others have a case to answer regarding Ataga’s death.
Naija News reports the decision of the lower court is based on legal advice from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Also, based on the legal advice issued by DPP Director, Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, 11 suspects were cleared of complicity in the murder of the Super TV boss while Chidinma and two others are to be tried in a high court.
Others set for trial alongside Chidinma include her sister, Egbuchu Chioma and one Adedapo Quadri.
The DPP’s statement reads in part, “After careful consideration of facts available in the case, this office is of the firm view that a prima facie case of conspiring to murder, murder, conspiracy to commit felony to wit; forgery, forgery and making documents without authority contrary to sections 233, 222, 411, 363 and 370 respectively of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, exists against Ojukwu Chindinma Adaora and Adedapo Quadri”.
“Facts available also establish the offence of having possession of things reasonably suspected to have been stolen contrary to section 329 of criminal Law of Lagos against Egbuchu Chioma.”
Chidinma, a 21-year-old 300 level student of the University of Lagos is a principal suspect of the Police in the murder case of the TV boss, Ataga.