Ataga’s murder: Your confessional statement voluntary, court tells Chidinma


A Lagos High Court, sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, yesterday, admitted the two handwritten statements made by Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged murder suspect of Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, in evidence.

Justice Yetunde Adesanya said that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt the voluntariness of the defendant’s statements.

She said this while ruling on the trial within the trial where the defendant had objected to the admissibility of her statements.


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The defendant, through her counsel, Mr Onwuka Egwu, alleged that her statements were not voluntarily made.
The defendant had, during trial within a trial, alleged that she was slapped and forced to sign statements not voluntarily made by her.

The former 300-level Mass Communication undergraduate of the University of Lagos is standing trial for the alleged murder of Ataga.

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