The trial of a 300 level University of Lagos student, Chidinma Ojukwu, and Quadri Adedapo, who are the two key murder suspects of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Michael Ataga, started on Tuesday before a Lagos High Court at Tafawa Balewa Square.
They are facing an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, murder, stabbing, forgery and stealing preferred against them before Justice Yetunde Adesanya.
The Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, told the court that the defendants conspired amongst themselves and allegedly murdered the deceased on June 15.
She said the incident took place at 19, Adewale Oshin Street, in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
The first defendant’s sister, Chioma Egbuchu, is facing the ninth count charge of stealing an iPhone 7, belonging to the late Ataga.
The prosecution said the offences were punishable under sections 411, 233, 365 (2) b, 280, 329, of the criminal laws of Lagos State 2015.
They pleaded not guilty.
Justice Adesanya remanded the first and second defendants in prison custody.
Following an unopposed application by Martins, the judge allowed Egbuchu to continue on the bail granted her by a magistrates’ court.
She adjourned the case till November 9 for trial.