Sizable TV CEO Homicide: Defence lawyers query movies of confessions made by suspects


The trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect within the slay of Usifo Ataga, leisurely Sizable TV CEO, and two others, has been stalled by proof of proof no longer equipped to the defence lawyers by the prosecution.

Ms Ojukwu, and the co-defendant, Adedapo Quadri, had been arraigned on October 12 over the slay of Mr Ataga. Chioma Egbuchi, Ms Ojukwu’s sister, used to be additionally arraigned within the topic for being in possession of stolen property.

Ms Ojukwu, a 21-year-veteran student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), earlier confessed to killing Mr Usifo at a snappy-let house in Lekki. She used to be arrested by the police on June 23.

Their trial, which used to be to originate on Tuesday, earlier than Yetunde Adesanya of the Lagos Grunt Excessive Court docket, could perchance even no longer proceed on account of objections raised by the defence lawyers.

The prosecution personnel led by Olayinka Adeyemi, the director of Public Prosecution, urged the court they’d two witnesses within the court to testify within the topic.

Mrs Adeyemi stated the witnesses had been in a position to proceed with their proof.

On the opposite hand, Babatunde Busari, the lawyer to the 2nd defendant and A.O Odunsanya, counsel to the third defendant, raised objections.

Mr Busari urged the court that copies of documents got from the prosecution personnel had been faint and no longer legible.

He added that the video recording of the confession of the defendants used to be no longer handed over to him, while the video recording of the witnesses despatched as proof used to be no longer audible

The defendants’ lawyers urged the court they need further proof earlier than the trial could perchance even open.

Mrs Adeyemi, the pinnacle of the prosecution personnel, urged the court that clearer copies of the documents could perchance well be scanned and despatched to the defence lawyers, alongside the movies requested.

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Buddies of the leisurely Mr Ataga had been in court to monitor the prosecution of the topic. They had been all dressed in unlit vests embossed with the image of the deceased.

One of many deceased’s pals, Donald Oleah, stated they went to the college together and Mr Ataga used to be their shut friend.

“We are staring at, we’re going to continue staring at and we’re going to continue coming till we search for that justice is served, no topic how long it takes,” he stated.

The topic used to be adjourned till November 11 for trial.

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