9th August, 2021
Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, has been ordered to be remanded in police custody for another 30 days.
The order was given by Adeola Adedayo, of Yaba Magistrates’ Court, following an application by the police.
Adedayo also remanded Ojukwu’s co-defendant Adedapo Quadri on the same terms.
Police counsel Cyril Ejiofor had prayed the court to remand both first defendant Ojukwu and second defendant Quadri pending the issuance of a Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) report on the matter.
Mrs Adedayo, however, granted his prayer.
She said: “In the absence of any opposition, the two defendants are hereby remanded for 30 days in the first instance.
“The case is hereby adjourned till September 5, for review of remand/DPP’s advice.”
Ojukwu, a 21-year-old Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, was arrested by the police on June 23, 2021.
She had been in a romantic relationship with 50-year-old Ataga for about four months before the incident.