Chidinma pleads not guilty to murder of Super TV CEO


 Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of the late Super TV CEO, Usifo Utaga,  has pleaded not guilty.

The embattled 21-year-old student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), was arraigned alongside Adedapo Quadri, another key suspect in the case, at the Lagos high court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Tuesday.

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.

The pair were also arraigned alongside Chidinma’s sister, Egbuchu Chioma from whom the late Ataga’s iPhone 7, was said to have been recovered.

Chioma, however, pleaded not guilty to the 9th count of being in possession of the stolen property.

They are being prosecuted by the Lagos State Department of Public Prosecution, Olayinka Adeyemi.

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 Super TV CEO.

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