Lagos govt arraigns Chidinma Ojukwu, one various over assassinate of Fascinating TV CEO


The Lagos Utter authorities on Tuesday arraigned Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect, and one various over the assassinate of Michael Usifo, Fascinating TV CEO.

Ms Ojukwu, and the co-defendant, Adedapo Quadri, have been arraigned earlier than Yetunde Adesanya, a exhaust on the Lagos Utter High Court.

Ms Ojukwu, a 21-Three hundred and sixty five days-extinct student of the College of Lagos (UNILAG), was once arrested by the police on 23 June for killing Mr Usifo at a short-let condominium in Lekki.

Ms Ojukwu, who was once relationship the deceased, narrated how she stabbed him a entire lot of instances, stole from him and left him within the AirBnB condominium the build they have been lodged.

She was once earlier offered earlier than the Justice of the Peace court in Yaba, alongside Mr Quadri for assassinate offence.

On the court on Tuesday, Ms Ojukwu and Mr Quadri have been arraigned on an eight-count fee.

Ms Ojukwu’s sister, Chioma Egbuchi, was once additionally arraigned for being in possession of a stolen merchandise.

Olayinka Adeyemi, the director of Public Prosecution, led the prosecution crew for the Lagos Utter authorities.

The three defendants have been arraigned on a nine-count fee, the first eight charges for the first two defendants and the ninth fee for Ms Egbuchi.

All of them pleaded now no longer guilty to the charges.

While Ms Ojukwu was once represented by Onwuka Egwu, the 2d defendant, Mr Quadri, was once represented by Babatope Busari, and Babajide Martins, the director of the Utter of job of Public Defender (OPD), represented Ms Egbuchi.

The well-known and 2d defendants have been arraigned for the next charges:

– Conspiring to assassinate opposite to Share 233 Prison Law, Cap. C17 Vol. 3 Rules of Lagos Utter, 2015

– Fracture opposite to Share 222 Prison Law, Cap. C17 Vol. 3 Rules of

Utter, 2015

– Conspiracy to commit Prison to wit: Forgery opposite to Share 411 of the

Prison Law, Cap. C17 Vol. 3 Rules of Lagos Utter, 2015

– Making paperwork without Authority opposite to Share 370 of the Prison Law, Cap. C17 Vol. 3 Rules of Lagos Utter, 2015.

– Making paperwork without authority opposite to Share 370 of

Prison Law, Cap. C17 Vol. 3 Rules of Lagos Utter, 2015

– Forgery opposite to Share 365(2)(b) of the Prison Law, Cap. C17 Vol. 3 Rules of Lagos Utter, 2015

– Stealing opposite to Share 280 of the Prison Law, Cap. C17 Vol. 3 Rules of Lagos Utter, 2015.

Ms Egbuchi, nonetheless, was once charged with having possession of an part fairly suspected to have been stolen opposite to Share 329 of Prison Law, Cap. C17 Vol. 3 Rules of Lagos Utter, 2015.

Following the discovering out of the charges, to which the defendants pleaded now no longer guilty, Mrs Adeyemi informed the court to extra remand the defendants.

“We will possible be applying that every the three defendants extra be remanded in prison prior the trial date,” she talked about.

The licensed legitimate to the third defendant, Mr Martins suggested the court that Ms Egbuchi is now no longer in custody. He prayed the exhaust to uphold the sooner bail granted to Ms Egbuchi by the Justice of the Peace court.

The utility, which was once unopposed, was once granted by the exhaust.

Mrs Adesanya talked about in peep of the utility, “the third defendant shall proceed to salvage pleasure from the bail granted her by the Justice of the Peace court.”

Mrs Adesanya adjourned the case to November 9, 11, 15, 16, 17, 25, 29 and 30 for trial.

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