Dateline: LAGOS: DSP Olusegun Bamidele, the ninth prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, the suspected murder suspect of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, yesterday, told the court how investigations led to where the late Ataga and Chidinma might have met before arriving at the crime scene.
The police officer, who resumed his testimony before a Lagos High Court, sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, said that during investigations, Chidinma’s phone was tracked, which led to her arrest.
Upon arrest, she was questioned by the investigating police team.
Answering questions from the Lagos State’s Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs. Adenike Oluwafemi, Bamidele said: “While I was investigating into the background, I and a friend of the deceased went to Angel Villa Hotel, in Lekki. The owner of the hotel was approached and the story was related to him. Luckily, the hotel had a CCTV, which revealed the presence of the deceased and Chidinma at the hotel.”
Going further, the witness said: “After we tracked her to her home in Alagomeji and brought her to the DCP’s office, she was asked about her relationship with the deceased. She denied initially and this prompted us to deploy the CCTV. She then agreed that she is the Chidinma Ojukwu we were looking for.
“We then took her, in the company of her foster father, one Onoh Ojukwu, back to the house in Alagomeji where we initially arrested her. We searched the house in their presence.
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