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I bought late Usifo Ataga’s laptop from Chidinma for N495,000- businessman tells court



Murder trial: I bought late Usifo Ataga?s laptop from Chidinma for N495,000- businessman tells court

A businessman, Ifeoluwa Oluwo, has narrated how he purchased the laptop computer of the murdered Tremendous TV CEO, Usifo Utaga, from his girlfriend, Chidinma Ojukwu.


Whereas showing earlier than the Lago state Excessive Courtroom, Igbosere, right now November 25, Oluwo instructed the court docket that he purchased the laptop computer from Chidinma for N495,000, on June 18, two days after the physique of Ataga’s physique was discovered on the quick service condominium in Lekki.


Chidinma, had on June 13, requested for a quick service condominium in Lekki the place she and Ataga, who was her lover, stayed. His physique was nonetheless discovered within the condominium on June 16.



Testifying earlier than the court docket right now, Oluwo who claims to be a businessman who offers within the gross sales of telephones, laptops, and equipment at Laptop village, talked about that Chidinma had patronized him in April this yr and that they constructed a enterprise relationship afterward.


“On June 18, she(Chidinma) offered me a laptop computer for N495,000, after negotiations and market worth comparability. With a view to make a sale it’s important to submit some paperwork and fill kind: your authorities identification card, driver’s license, worldwide passport, voter’s card, NIN.

You additionally need to fill a kind which incorporates e-mail, telephone quantity, home deal with, full identify. It should additionally comprise the complete worth of the merchandise, for that day, the identify of the merchandise and the serial variety of the merchandise.

That is what we do to contact buyer if there may be any points.

I requested her (Chidinma) to unlock the laptop computer and he or she did. So I performed my inside commentary which included velocity efficiency, the circle depend of the battery and basic performance.

After that I, proceeded to ask questions: do you’ve gotten a receipt for this laptop computer? She said that it was a present from her boyfriend and that she has two laptops and wanted to promote one to pay for some payments. 

I performed a examine on an internet site for my market analysis. I confirmed the worth of the laptop computer. It was $1,000 to $1,200. The alternate charge of {Dollars} as at the moment was N400 to N450. She wished to promote for N600,000. We had been capable of negotiate for N495,000, which I initiated from my checking account to hers” he stated



When requested if Chidinma produced the receipt of the laptop computer, Oluwo responded saying she was not capable of present the receipt as she insisted that it was a present from her boyfriend.

“After the sale of the laptop computer, we noticed her face on social media, relating to a homicide case. Few days later, the Police from State Legal Investigation Division, SCID, Panti, invited my Supervisor, Olutayo Abayomi.

A name was made to me by another person within the workplace, that he has been invited to the police station. So I proceeded to the station to seek out out why. Once I acquired to the Police Station, I found that it was in connection to the laptop computer we purchased from Chidinma on June 18.

We each made an announcement detailing how we got here in regards to the laptop computer and the way we made the acquisition. We gave the police the paperwork of the previous proprietor, which included a duplicate of her voters’ card, a duplicate of our kind, all receipts which already had her info, relating to the laptop computer” Oluwo stated


The witness instructed the court docket that there was no means he might have detected that the laptop computer was a stolen one.



Justice Adesanya adjourned the case to November 29, for the continuation of trial.


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