The case was adjourned after the prosecution counsel was absent in court.
Usifo Ataga and Chidinma Ojukwu
The trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect fingered in the murder of Super TV CEO Usifo Ataga has been adjourned till October by a Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square.
Ojukwu is facing trial alongside her sister Chioma Egbuchu and another suspect, Adedapo Quadri
They are standing trial on a nine-count charge bordering on murder, stealing and forgery.
Ojukwu and Quadri are facing charges bordering on conspiracy, murder, stabbing, forgery of bank statements and stealing. Egbuchu is facing the ninth count of stealing of iPhone 7 belonging to Ataga.
Ojukwu and Quadri are alleged to have conspired and murdered Ataga on June 15, 2021, by stabbing him several times in the neck and chest with a knife.
The alleged murder took place at No. 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State.
At the resumed trial on Thursday, the prosecution counsel Adenike Oluwafemi informed the court that Ojukwu’s counsel Onwuka Egwu was not in court.
Oluwafemi said that the counsel informed her that his flight from Anambra State to Lagos was delayed which made it impossible for him to be present in court.
Justice Yetunde Adesanya adjourned the case until October 4.