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Ataga’s murder: Witness absence stalls Chidinma’s trial


The trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, who is alleged to have murdered the Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Michael Ataga, was on Monday stalled due to the absence of a prosecution witness.

At the resumed hearing on Monday, the prosecution’s counsel, Y. A. Sule, asked the court for an adjournment.

He said, “We are asking for an adjournment on the basis that the witness we are expecting just came in from Asaba and he is really not composed because of the journey.

“I sincerely apologise to the court for the inconvenience; the witness would be in court tomorrow (Tuesday).”

Chidinma’s counsel, Onwuka Egbu, did not object to the prosecution’s request.

Justice Yetunde Adesanya then adjourned the case till Tuesday (today) for the continuation of trial.

 Chidinma, alongside one Adedapo Quadri, who is also a key suspect in the murder case, had pleaded not guilty to eight counts bordering on murder, forgery, and stealing.

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