On the headline news today, Chidinme Ojukwu who was recently accused of murdering the Super TV CEO Usifo Ataga has today pleaded not guilty of the crime, Channels TV reports.
According to the information getting to Bazecity, the 22-year-old murderer of Usifo Ataga, Chidinma Ojukwu was pleaded not guilty on Tuesday when she and one Adedapo Quadri, who are the key suspects in the murder case were arraigned before Justice Yetunde Adesanya of the Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square.
Both suspects pleaded not guilty to eight counts bordering on the offenses of murder, forgery, and stealing.
From the information BAZECITY gathered, Chidinma’s sister, Egbuchu Chioma, was also detained, as an iPhone 7 belonging to the late Ataga, was initially recovered from her.
Chioma, however, pleaded not guilty to the 9th count of being in possession of the stolen property as well.
They are being prosecuted by the Lagos State Department of Public Prosecution, Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi.
Could this be a twist of judgement, recall that Chidinma accepted the fact that she murdered the Super TV CEO in cold blood over a viral video shared across social media? This happened when she was arrested in June and paraded by the security agency.
Now, the police has requested the public to disregard all forms of information trending online which portray Chidinma as the killer of the Super TV CEO Usifo Ataga.
On the contrary, Chidinma has released a statement where she denied having anything to do with the death of Utaga. She said she only left the apartment where they were lodged to buy some things and returned to see the lifeless body of the Super TV CEO.
According to Chidnma, she said;
“As I was leaving the apartment, he stood up to lock the door. When I came back, I knocked but there was no response. Then I opened the door and realized it wasn’t locked,” Chidinma said.
“The duvet was on the floor and pillows. The couch was facing the door and the bed was stained with blood and the floor where he was. Music was on, the TV was on. The room was in disarray like someone broke in.
“Then I saw him on the floor, I didn’t know what to do. I was afraid. I thought if I raised an alarm I would be arrested because we were the only people in the room”.