Sunday Anani, the Togolese cook who was arrested over the murder of Chairman of Credit Switch Technology, Ope Bademosi, has reportedly admitted to killing the businessman.
According to a statement issued yesterday by the Lagos State Police Command, Anani confessed to killing Bademosi when he (Anani) sneaked into his room to rob him.
The suspect had earlier said four unidentified persons broke into the residence of the deceased on the day he was killed.
But in the statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, Chike Oti, the suspect was quoted as saying he “stabbed him (the late Bademosi) twice on the chest” after a failed attempt to rob him.
He was also quoted as saying he escaped from the house upon hearing a knock, suspecting it may be the deceased’s wife whom he said had gone out.
Bademosi aged 67 years was reportedly killed at his No.3B, Onikoyi Lane, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Giving, a brief of what transpired in the deceased’s home on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, the police statement said, “the journey that eventually ended the life of Bademosi, a business mogul and an Ondo State indigene, began in Ondo town on 25/10/2018, when one Kofi Friday, 27, returned from Togo to Nigeria and called his compatriots including the murder suspect, Sunday Adefonou Anani, aged 22 to his house at Yaba area in Ondo town to deliver messages from home.
“When the suspect came to take his message, the said Kofi Friday who happens to be his cousin, delivered the good news that he has secured him a job as a cook in a rich man’s house in Ikoyi, Lagos through one Agbeko Ayenahin, a male friend of his. The suspect was subsequently taken to the deceased house in Ondo State on Friday October 26, 2018.”
The statement added that the deceased usually visit home every last weekend of the month.
“So on Sunday, October 28, 2018, he brought the suspect, Sunday Adefonou, 22, to Lagos to start work as his cook.
“Three days after, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, the suspect with the intention to rob the deceased, made his way to his room through the kitchen, to the lobby and then to the room which was the scene of crime, when he observed that the woman of the house, Mrs Ebunola Bademosi, left home for transaction in a neighbourhood bank called Polaris Bank, Falomo branch.”
According to the suspect, when he got to the deceased room and met him on the bed, he said “Chief I am not here to kill you ” the deceased asked him “what do you want ” and he replied “money .”
“The deceased said he had no money in the house. At this point, the suspect said he tied him up with a cloth and put him on the floor. He went further to say that the deceased while still on the floor kicked him causing the knife he tucked inside his pants to fall off. He added that the deceased crawled to pick the knife but he (suspect ) was faster; that he struggled with him and the knife accidentally pierced the deceased. He said that while exiting the room, the deceased took the knife to stab him so he kicked him and he fell down. He then took the knife and stabbed him twice on the chest which added to three knife stabs.
“When he was done killing the man, he entered his bathroom and threw away his apron already stained with blood and the kitchen knife used as murder weapon. He thereafter heard a knock on the kitchen door, sensing it must be the deceased wife, he ran out of the room and exited from the sitting room door.”