SuperTV boss: Illegible statements stall prime suspect’s trial

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The trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, prime suspect in the murder of SuperTV chief Usifo Ataga was stalled yesterday due to illegible statements served on the defence counsels by the prosecution.

Ojukwu, Adedapo Quadri and Chioma Egbuchu are being tried for the murder at a Lagos High court sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square.

At resumed proceedings, defence counsels complained that the statements in the proof of evidence served on them were illegible and that the audio interviews of the defendants were also inaudible.

Messrs Onwuka Egbu, Babatunde Busari and A.O. Ogunsanya appeared for the first to third defendants. They said the defendants had a right to clearer statements and audible video interviews to enable them prepare their defence adequately.Justice Yetunde Adesanya, in her ruling, directed the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to provide clearer statements and audible copies of the interviews to all the defence counsels before the end of the day.

Adesanya adjourned the matter to November 11, 15, 16, 17, 26 and 30 for trial.

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