The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions headed by Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi has cleared Babalola Disu, Abayomi Olutayo, Oluwo Ifeoluwa and other persons who were interrogated in connection with the murder of Chief Executive of Super Television, Michael Usifo Ataga.
Adeyemi, the Director of Public Prosecutions, had in a Legal Advice issued on August 20, 2021, however, recommended Chidinma Ojukwu (22) and her accomplice Adedapo Quadri for the murder trial.
Also to be prosecuted is Egbuchu Chioma, who was found in possession of the deceased’s iPhone 7, and initially refused to release the phone on demand.
According to the DPP, a prima facie case of conspiracy to murder, murder and conspiracy to commit forgery was established against them.
She explained that after careful consideration of facts, she was of the view that no offence was disclosed against Disu, Olutayo and Ifeoluwa in respect of the case.
“No offence is disclosed against them and they should be released if still in custody,” Adeyemi stated.
She added that Disu, who was found at the lodge where Ataga was killed had no link with Miss Ojukwu “before and after the commission of the crime.”
And in regards to Olutayo and Ifeoluwa, the DPP said the offence of receiving stolen property could not be established against them.