Usifo Ataga: Ill-health by defence counsel stalls murder trial


Ill-health by defence counsel, on Thursday, stalled trial of an undergraduate, Chidinma Ojukwu, charged with murder of Mr Usifo Ataga, Chief Executive Officer of Super TV.

Ojukwu is facing trial along with her sister, Chioma Egbuchu, and one Adedapo Quadri, before a Lagos high court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square.

They are charged on nine counts bordering on murder, stealing and forgery.

Ojukwu and Quadri are facing the first to eight counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, stabbing, forgery, making of bank statements and stealing.

Egbuchu is facing the ninth count of stealing of iPhone 7 belonging to Ataga.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the trial was also stalled on May 12 due to change of counsel by Egbuchu

Egbuchu’s new counsel, Mr Ngozi Akandu, had, on May 12, asked that more legible documents be served him..

He also requested for time to study them.

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