Chidinma asked after Ataga’s Range Rover -Security guard
The security man, Abubakar Mohammed, in charge of the service apartment where Michael Usifo Ataga, Super TV CEO was allegedly murdered, narrated to the court, Tuesday, how he recorded the conversation he had with Chidinma after the incident.
Mohammed, who was testifying before a Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, presided over by Justice Yetunde Adesanya, said Chidinman called him to ask about late Ataga’s Range Rover, Vanguard report says.
He said that after his madam, Nkechi Mogbo (the owner of the apartment), had gone to SCID Panti alongside the victim’s family at about a minute to 6 p.m., which was a Thursday, Chidinma, who had been calling him with a private number, called him with her personal number.
He said that the call only lasted 10 seconds and that he just said ‘hello’ and after about 10 seconds, she changed to the private number mode and his mind told him to record the conversation.
“I said ‘Hello, hello. Who is this?’ The first defendant (Chidinma) said ‘It’s me’.
“I asked her why she was calling me with a private number. She said ‘Sorry’.
“Before this, she had asked me about the man’s car. She asked if the car was around.
The judge pointed out that there were other cases to attend to. The trial continues tomorrow, Wednesday.
Chidinma and Adedapo Quadri, key suspects in the alleged murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, have denied killing Ataga.
Ojukwu and Quadri pleaded not guilty to eight counts bordering on the offences of murder, forgery and stealing.
The Defendants were arraigned alongside Ojukwu’s sister, Egbuchu Chioma from whom the late Ataga’s iPhone 7 was said to have been recovered.
Chioma pleaded not guilty to the ninth count.
They are being prosecuted by the Lagos State Department of Public Prosecution.