A Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square heard on Tuesday that Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the alleged murder of the CEO of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, had sexual relationship with her foster father Onoh Ojukwu.
The ninth prosecution witness DSP Olusegun Bamidele, during cross-examination by Ojukwu’s counsel, said that he was part of the second team that visited where she lived.
When asked about the day Ojukwu was paraded by the police, he said it happened on June 24, 2021, at the State Command Ikeja.
Asked if he was aware that prior to the parade the first defendant and her foster father had an interaction at the commissioner of police’s office, he said he was not aware.
He said: “(Onoh) Ojukwu was not kept in the cell, he was kept in a protective room and he received and escorted visitors at will.
“In the course of him staying with us, we stumbled on intelligence that there was an amorous relationship between the first defendant and her foster father.
“We also found out that the mother of the first defendant never approved the custody of the first defendant to Ojukwu.
“It was on this basis that we charged him to court alongside the three defendants at the Magistrates’ Court so that the court would decide if he can get bail, including one Babalola.”
The case was adjourned until November 10 for the continuation of trial within trial.
Ojukwu was arraigned alongside two others on October 12, 2021, on a nine-count charge over the alleged murder of Ataga.
The incident allegedly took place at No 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.