Chidinma Ojukwu and Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga
The order was given by Adeola Adedayo, of Yaba Magistrates’ Court, following an application by the police.
Adedayo also remanded Ojukwu’s co-defendant Adedapo Quadri on the same terms.
Police counsel Cyril Ejiofor had prayed the court to remand both first defendant Ojukwu and second defendant Quadri pending the issuance of a Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) report on the matter.
Mrs Adedayo, however, granted his prayer.
She said: “In the absence of any opposition, the two defendants are hereby remanded for 30 days in the first instance.
“The case is hereby adjourned till September 5, for review of remand/DPP’s advice.”
Ojukwu, a 21-year-old Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, was arrested by the police on June 23, 2021.
She had been in a romantic relationship with 50-year-old Ataga for about four months before the incident.