Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo of Yaba Magistrates' Court has remanded Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, for 30 days.
The Magistrate made the order following an application by the police.
She also remanded Ojukwu's co-defendant Adedapo Quadri on the same terms.
Police counsel Cyril Ejiofor had prayed the court to remand both first defendant Ojukwu and second defendant Quadri pending the issuance of a Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) report on the matter.
Director, Office of the Public Defender, Dr. Babajide Martins, who observed that the prosecution failed to furnish him with the remand application, did not oppose Ejiofor's prayer "on principle."
Granting the prosecution's prayer, Mrs Adedayo said: "In the absence of any opposition, the two defendants are hereby remanded for 30 days in the first instance.
"The case is hereby adjourned till September 5, for review of remand/DPP's advice."