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Court Hears Chidinma And Security Guard’s Audio Conversation

Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, on Tuesday, listened to the audio recording of a phone conversation between Chidinma Ojukwu and the security guard, Abubakar Mohammed, at the rented short-let service apartment where Michael Ataga, the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, was allegedly murdered.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that Chidinma is standing trial on charges of murder, theft, and forgery alongside her sister, Chioma Egbuchu, and one Adedapo Quadri.

In the audio recording that was played, the court heard Chidinma saying hello while Mohammed also responded by saying hello, who is this? The first defendant said it is me, and then she asked the security guard about Ataga’s car.

She asked the security man “Is the car around? To which the guard replied ‘’which car.’’ Chidinma said, ‘’that my oga car, the black Range Rover.”

The court also heard Mohammed telling the first defendant that, as she was not around, he could not go and knock on the man’s door. He then asked her if the man was alive and she replied that Ataga was alive.

He further asked her what time she was coming back; she said, “I am coming.” Mohammed then asked her to use her phone number to call him so that he can have it, to which she replied, “ok”.

Earlier, the Lagos State Deputy Director for Public Prosecutions, Adenike Oluwafemi, asked the ninth prosecution witness, Deputy Superintendent of Police Olusegun Bamidele, to confirm his testimony on May 9, where he told the court about the security guard’s interaction and conversation with the first defendant.

Bamidele confirmed the evidence he gave before the court and how he had testified that the security guard transferred the audio conversation to his Infinix Hot 4 smartphone.

Asked if he would be able to identify the Compact Disc, the witness said yes. When it was shown to him, he identified it and also told the court that he attached a certificate of compliance to the CD.

However, the prosecution tendered the CD in evidence, but the first defendant’s counsel, Onwuka Egwu, objected to the tendering of the CD because Bamidele (PW9) was not the maker of the CD.

He said, “The alleged maker of the CD is Mohammed (PW2), and the prosecution has not made the required document as to why this court will make do with a hearsay document when the author has already given evidence as PW2.”

Egwu cited Section 83 1 (a) (ii), 2011 of the Evidence Act and said “The prosecution has not laid any of this foundation of the tendering of the document through Segun Bamidele.

“If the prosecution desires and wants to rely on this document, PW2 ought to have been called,” he said.

Meanwhile, the second Quadri’s counsel, Babatunde Busari, said he had no objection as the document does not relate to the second defendant, and the third defendant, Egbuchu’s counsel C. J. Jiakponna aligned himself with the first defendant’s counsel.

He said, “Due process must be followed, this is a court of law. They did not lay the foundation. The author of this document is supposed to appear before your lordship. This is hearsay.”

In her reply, Oluwafemi said, “It is trite law that whatever the investigation Police Officer gathered as evidence is direct evidence and not hearsay. Finally, admissibility is based on relevance.”

In a short ruling on the arguments of the prosecution and defense counsels, Justice Yetunde Adesanya dismissed the objection of the defense.

Consequently, Justice Adesanya adjourned the case to October 6, 2022, for the continuation of the trial.

On the last adjourned date on July 7, the case was stalled as counsel to Ojukwu, Egwu, who was absent and applied to the court to vacate the date as he was stuck in Anambra State due to a flight delay.

The three defendants were arraigned on October 12, 2021, on a nine-count charge preferred against them by the Lagos State Government.

Chidinma and Quadri are facing the first to eight counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, stabbing, forgery, making of bank statements and stealing.

The third defendant, Egbuchu, is facing the ninth count – stealing an iPhone 7 belonging to the late Ataga.

Chidinma and Quadri are alleged to have conspired and murdered Ataga on June 15, 2021, by stabbing him several times with a knife on the neck and chest.

The alleged murder took place at 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State.


News Update?Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Sitting Begins October 26

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Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on October 26 begin a full hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor-elect.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the tribunal made this pronouncement after concluding the pre-hearing session on Thursday.

The tribunal was asked to dismiss the applications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking the discontinuation of the petition brought to it by Governor Oyetola.

Counsel for Oyetola and the APC, Lasun Sanusi, SAN, at the sitting of the tribunal argued that Adeleke’s, PDP’s and INEC’s reliance on a Federal Court High judgment was nothing but an abuse of court process.

Sanusi argued this while replying to separate applications of the trio, seeking the dismissal of the petition based on the already appealed Federal High Court judgment disqualifying Oyetola from contesting the election.

Citing Supreme Court decisions in the case of Jegede Vs INEC, 2021, 14NWLR, Pt 1797, page 409, the counsel said the court had ruled that the signatories to the letter conveying the nomination of a candidate were not the nominators; rather, the nomination was done by party members at the congress, hence, the judgment could not stand.

Meanwhile, the counsel for INEC, Prof. Paul Ananaba, SAN; counsel for Adeleke, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN and counsel for the PDP, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, agreed that any decision the tribunal would take on the matter would have to wait until the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court decided on it.

They noted that they just decided to argue the applications to have it on record, a position which the tribunal agreed with and put on record.

Also, in other applications totalling nine by the three respondents, they asked the tribunal to strike out some paragraphs of the petition on the grounds that they were either lumped together or not related to the 2022 election.

In response to each of the applications, Sanusi said all the cases cited by the respondents were misconceived, adding that they were not applicable in the instance case.

He cited the case of INEC Vs Otti, 2016, 8NWLR, where the Supreme Court hinted that INEC was supposed to be neutral, arguing that all the processes filed before the panel have not portrayed the commission’s neutrality.

Sanusi further argued that the applications filed by the respondents were only meant to prevent the tribunal from focusing on hearing the petition on merit, asking the panel to dismiss the applications.

Subsequently, counsel for all parties in the matter agreed to begin the full hearing starting with the calling of witnesses on October 26.

In his ruling, the tribunal declared the pre-hearing session concluded and announced that the pre-hearing conference report would be presented on October 17.

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NEWS UPDATE?Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

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Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

The remains of Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo, one of the pilots of the NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft that crashed in Maiduguri, Borno state on March 31, 2021, have been laid to rest.


It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet was declared missing on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact. The crash site was later discovered and the bodies of the two pilots onboard the ill-fated jet were recovered. The pilots were on the battlefield fight Boko Haram members when the jet crashed.


On Thursday, October 13, friends and family members of the Late Ebiakpo gathered together at the National Military cemetery to bid him farewell. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.


See more photos from the funeral below…


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Phyna Bbnaija; Biography, Net Worth, Date Of Birth, Age, State Of Origin & Career – Lifestyle Nigeria

Real Name: Ijeoma Josephina

Stage Name: Phyna Bbnaija

Date Of Birth: 1997


Age: 25 years old

Profession: Actress

Nationality: Nigerian

State Of Origin: Edo State

Net Worth: $15K dollars

Details About Phyna Bbnaija

Phyna is currently 25 years old and she was born in the Nigerian state of Edo. Ijeoma Josephina is the correct spelling of her given name. She recounted herself as being the one who bring the ginger and the vibes to Biggie’s residence.


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Phyna Bbnaija Date Of Birth

Phyna Bbnaija was born in the year 1997 in the Nigerian state of Edo. As of the time that this article about Phyna’s BBnaija biography and net worth was written, she had not yet reached her 25th birthday.

What is the net worth of Phyna Bbnaija?

At the time of writing, phyna bbnaija’s net worth was calculated at $15,000.


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