Friday, January 21

Chidinma’s trial stalled over witness composure

The trial of Miss Chidinma Ojukwu at a Lagos State High Court sitting in Tafa Balewa Square (TBS) in Lagos Island failed to continue on Monday.

Chidinma’s trial was stalled due to the composure of the witness. 

She is standing trial over alleged murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga.

At the resumed hearing of the matter on Monday, the prosecuting counsel, Yusuf Sule, asked the court to adjourn the trial till Tuesday.

Sule told the trial judge, Justice Yetunde Adesanya, that the witness they wish to call was “not really composed,” saying they just arrived in the court on Monday morning from Asaba, Delta State.

The counsel to the first defendant, Onwuka Egwu, did not object to the application of the prosecution.

But counsel to the second defendant, Babatunde Busari, said though he was not opposing the application, that the prosecution should have called other witnesses.

On his part, the counsel to the third defendant in the case, O.A. Ogunsanya, told the court that they would oblige the prosecution’s adjournment in the interest of justice.

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Consequently, Justice Adesanya, at the instance of the prosecution, granted the oral application for adjournment and adjourned the case until Tuesday, November 30 for the continuation of the trial.

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