Usifo Ataga’s Murder: Chidinma Claims Police Forced Her To Sign Confessional Statements
Written by City Radio on November 18, 2022
The key suspect, Chidinma Ojukwu in the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga,has told a Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square, that the two statements on she wrote to the police station were torn and she was forced to sign the ones written by the police officers.
Chidinma who testified in a trial within trial to determine the voluntariness of her statements defence told Justice Yetunde Adesanya that ASP Olusegun Bamidele wrote a statement,, asked her to rehearse what he had written and made her narrate same to the Commissioner of Police.
Bamidele, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Olusegun Bamidele, who is serving with the Homicide Section of the State Criminal had testified as the first prosecution witness in the trial within trial before the court.
During cross examination by Oluwafemi, Chidinma affirmed that she signed the statements.
She also repeated that the second statement was dictated while the first was written.
After her testimony, Justice Adesanya directed the prosecution and the defence to each file their written addresses in the trial within trial, within 14 days.
The court then adjourned the case to January, 11, 2023, for the adoption of final written addresses, in the trial within trial.