How I purchased late Ataga’s laptop computer from Chidinma – Witness


A businessman, Mr. Ifeoluwa Oluwo, Thursday, has revealed how Chidinma Ojukwu the homicide suspect within the case of Tremendous TV Chief Govt Officer, Usifo Ataga, bought the deceased’s laptop computer to him.

Oluwo narrated to a Lagos Excessive Court docket sitting at Tafawa Balewa Sq., TBS, that he purchased the laptop computer from the primary defendant for N495,000.

He purchased the laptop computer on June 18, two days after the physique of Ataga’s physique was discovered on the brief service condo in Lekki.

The witness instructed the court docket that it was after he purchased the laptop computer that he noticed her (defendant) on social media relating to a homicide case.

He stated as quickly as he noticed that it was the shopper he purchased the laptop computer from, he ensured that each one her paperwork had been saved helpful.

Oluwo said this within the ongoing trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300-level Mass Communication scholar of the College of Lagos and two others over Ataga’s homicide.

Ojukwua is standing trial alongside her sister, Chioma Egbuchu, and one Adedapo Quadri.

The witness stated he offers within the gross sales of telephones, laptops and equipment at Laptop Village, Ikeja, Lagos, and has been within the enterprise for 5 years,

Oluwo, who’s the third prosecution witness (PW3), was led in proof in chief by the Lagos State prosecuting counsel, Mr. Yusuf Sule.

Chidinma, had on June 13, requested for the brief service condo the place Ataga was discovered lifeless and left the condo on June 15, earlier than Ataga’s physique was found on June 16.

The witness who testified earlier than Justice Yetunde Adesanya, and recognized the primary defendant (Chidinma) a buyer, who made a purchase order of a telephone on April 30 and likewise made a sale of her laptop computer on June 18, on the identical workplace.

He instructed the court docket that they purchase and promote brand-new telephones and pretty used telephones.

Oluwo stated: “On June 18, she(Chidinma) bought me a laptop computer for N495,000, after negotiations and market worth comparability.

“To be able to make a sale you need 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 tackle, full title.

“It would additionally include the complete worth of the merchandise, for that day, the title of the merchandise and the serial variety of the merchandise.

“This is what we do to contact customer if there is any issues,” he stated.

‘She said she had 2 laptops and needed money to pay bills’
He stated that he inspected the laptop computer bodily, however that he was unable to entry it initially.

Oluwo stated: “I requested her (first defendant) to unlock the laptop computer and he or she did.

“So I carried out my inner statement which included pace efficiency, the circle rely of the battery and normal performance.

“After that I, proceeded to ask questions: do you might have 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 carried out a verify on a web site for my market analysis. I confirmed the worth of the laptop computer. It was $1,000 to $1,200.

“The trade charge of {Dollars} as at the moment was N400 to N450.

“She wanted to sell for N600,000. We were able to negotiate for N495,000, which I initiated from my bank account to hers.”

When requested if the primary defendant produced the receipt of the laptop computer, Oluwo additional instructed the court docket that she was not in a position to present the receipt as she insisted that it was a present from her boyfriend.

The witness stated: “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 Prison 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 search out out why.

“After I bought 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 a press release detailing how we got here in regards to the laptop computer and the way we made the acquisition.

“We gave the police the documents of the former owner, which included a copy of her voters’ card, a copy of our form, all receipts which already have her information, regarding the laptop,” the witness stated.

Requested if he can detect {that a} product is a stolen merchandise, he stated no.

“There is no way we can detect that a phone or laptop was a stolen one,” he stated.

Throughout cross-examination, the primary defendant’s counsel, Mr. Onwuka Egwu, requested if he was proven any paperwork, receipts or proof of possession to indicate that the laptop computer was not for the primary defendant at Panti. He stated no.

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

The three defendants had been arraigned on October 12 on a nine-count cost most popular in opposition to them by Lagos State Authorities.

The primary and second defendants had been alleged to have conspired and murdered Ataga on June 15, by stabbing him a number of occasions with a knife on the neck and chest.



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