Super TV CEO: Lawmakers ask police to stop media trial of Chidinma
The House of Representatives on Tuesday called on the Nigeria Police to stop the ongoing media trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga.
This followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance moved by Rep Tolu Sadipe at a plenary.
The lawmaker, while moving the motion, raised concerns over the unending parade and media trial of the suspect by the Nigeria Police.
Rep Sadipe said the police should focus on concluding the investigation on the matter and charge her to court instead of the ongoing media trial the suspect has been subjected to.
Chidinma, who was first paraded by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on June 24, 2021, at the Police Command in connection with the murder of Ataga, has not been charged to court.
The suspect has made series of confessional statements through media interviews granted to both the print and electronic media while in the custody of the police.
Chidinma, who had earlier given graphic details of how she allegedly stabbed Ataga to death in her previous interviews, had renounced her earlier confessions in a latest trending video where she denied any wrongdoing.
In the eight-minute video, Chidinma swore that she did not kill Ataga as she earlier claimed when paraded by the police at the headquarters of Lagos Command in Ikeja.