Following the death of the murder case of Michael Usifo Ataga who was killed by his side chick Chidinma Ojukwu in June 2021.
The embattled student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Usifo Ataga, the late CEO of Super TV.
Michael Usifo Ataga was a Nigerian businessman. He was born on the 19th of June, 1971, and hails from Edo State. Michael Usifo Ataga was the founder and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Super TV and a director in Super Network Limited.
The 21-year-old student was arraigned alongside Adedapo Quadri, another key suspect in the case, at the Lagos high court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Tuesday, October 12. Both were arraigned on eight counts bordering on the offences of murder, forgery, and stealing.
But during the court session, presided over by Yetunde Adesanya, the judge, they pleaded not guilty to the charges. Egbuchu Chioma, Chidinma’s sister, who was also arraigned for alleged possession of Ataga’s phone, pleaded not guilty to the theft charge.
The 300-level mass communication student and other suspects in the case are being prosecuted by the Lagos state directorate of public prosecutions (DPP) team led by Olayinka Adeyemi.
Both Chidinma Ojukwa, her sister, Egbuchu Chioma from whom the late Ataga’s iPhone 7, was said to have been recovered, Adedapo Quadri as they are the key suspects in the murder case, all pleaded not guilty of the murder case of Michael Usifo Ataga.
Recall that Ataga was stabbed to death and left in the pool of his own blood inside a Lagos hotel on June 15. Chidinma was thereafter arrested in connection with the murder.
The student had earlier confessed to stabbing Ataga “twice on the neck side,” alleging that the businessman forcefully had sex with her. But in a dramatic twist, Chidinma denied her initial confession that she killed the deceased.