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How heartless Togolese cook killed Lagos business tycoon shortly after starting work as houseboy

By Mateen Badru, Lagos on 12/11/2018

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• The suspect, Sunday Adefonou
• The suspect, Sunday Adefonou

The Lagos State Police Command has revealed how a Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou stabbed his boss, Chief Opeyemi Bademosi, to death at his Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos residence.

The suspect, who stabbed Bademosi, CreditSwitch boos, on the chest three times on Oct. 31 and escaped with valuables, was tracked to Ondo where he was arrested on Nov. 2.

The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, said the suspect was availed the services of a French speaking lawyer from the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) in the course of the investigation.

He said that the journey that eventually ended the life of Chief Opeyemi Bademosi, a business mogul and an Ondo State indigene, began on Oct. 28 when he employed a 22-year-old Togolese as cook.

 “On Oct. 31, three days after assuming duty, the suspect with the intention to rob the deceased, made his way to his boss’s bedroom 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 a transaction in a neighbourhood bank,” he said.

Oti said the suspect had told the deceased that he was not there to kill him but to get money while armed with a knife.

“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”.

“On Oct. 31, three days after assuming duty, the suspect with the intention to rob the deceased, made his way to his boss’s bedroom 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 a transaction in a neighbourhood bank,” he said.

Oti said the suspect had told the deceased that he was not there to kill him but to get money while armed with a knife.

“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 (the 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.

The PPRO added that investigation revealed that the deceased’s wife entered the crime scene through the sitting room after knocking several times on the kitchen door without response from the suspect.

He said that the deceased, some minutes before his death, called his wife, Ebunola Bademosi on phone, complaining that the suspect broke into his bedroom uninvited.

“The suspect broke down in tears and confessed to the act after he was confronted with evidence of the CCTV footage.

“The suspect led the investigation team to the crime scene demonstrating/reconstructing how he carried out the crime.

“The samples recovered from the scene of the incident have been handed over to Forensic and DNA Department of Ministry of Justice for examination and analysis.” he added.

Oti said that the autopsy report attributed the cause of death to (a) Bilateral Haemothorax (b) Laceration of the lung and intercostal vessels and (c) Multiple sharp force trauma to the chest.

He said other suspects — Kofi Friday, Agbeko Ayenahin, Salisu Hussein and Nura Mamudu — were not linked to the crime.

“Investigation has established a prima facie case of armed robbery/murder of one Opeyemi Bademosi, male, aged 67 years against Sunday Adefonou Anani, male, 22 years.

“It is evident that the suspect single handedly committed the crime by stabbing Mr Opeyemi Bademosi to death with a kitchen knife with intent to steal from him.

“To this end, the suspect will be arraigned in court while the other suspects who are not linked to the crime will be released to reliable sureties.

“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, has directed that the case file be duplicated and forwarded to the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for vetting and legal advice.

“He thanked Lagosians for keeping faith with the police and for their patience throughout the duration of the murder investigation which took the command a record of two days to unravel and apprehend the author of the crime, Sunday Adefonou Anani.

Imohimi said that criminal investigation has gone beyond the era of rule of thumb to an era of scientific and research based investigation in Lagos State Police Command. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 12/11/2018 7:11:39 PM

 

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