Chidinma Ojukwu, who was accused of the murder of Super Television’s Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, will face murder charges in the Lagos State High Court, according to a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court order.
Chioma Egbuchu, who was allegedly found in possession of Ataga’s iPhone 7, should face trial for possession of stolen items.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Adeola Adedayo, gave the order following legal advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs. Olayinka Adeyemi.
According to the legal advice, dated August 20, there is prima facie evidence of no fewer than six offenses 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.
“A prima facie case of stealing contrary to Section 280 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 exists against Chidinma Ojukwu.
“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.”
The magistrate further noted that the report cleared 11 other suspects in the case, including Chidinma’s father, Mr. Ojukwu Onoh, recommending that they should be released, as they were all arrested based on mere suspicion.