The Togolese cook who has been accused of killing his 67 years old boss, Chief Opeyemi Bademosi, has confessed to the murder when confronted with the CCTV footages of the incident in the day of the incident.
Chief Bademosi was killed at his No.3B, Onikoyi Lane, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
Investigation revealed that the suspect killed the deceased just three days after he resumed work as a cook in the house.
He said he 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 a 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.
The suspect said 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.
When he was confronted by the guard at the gate, one Nura Mamudu, who asked him where he was hurrying to and he replied that “madam sent me on an errand.”
On the street, he came across men loading cement into a Dangote truck. He assisted them and they rewarded him with a lift to Ondo State and the sum of 500 Naira given to him by the truck driver in appreciation.
A statement form the Lagos State Police Command said investigation revealed the following facts: that the incident occurred on 31st October 2018, at about 0810 hours.
“That the suspect committed the offence when the deceased’s wife, Mrs Ebunola Bademosi went to Polaris Bank, Falomo branch, Lagos for a transaction.
“That the suspect fled the crime scene when he heard knocks on the door of the kitchen door to Ondo State for refuge.
“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.”
“That the deceased’s wife, Ebunola Bademosi reported the incident to police after she found her husband in a pool of blood on 31/10/2018”
“That the deceased, some minutes before his death, called his wife, Ebunola Bademosi on phone, complaining that the suspect, Sunday Adefonou Anani barged into his bedroom uninvited”
“That the suspect, Sunday Adefonou Anani, stabbed the deceased severally on the thoracic region (chest);
“That the the scene of crime which is the deceased bedroom, was scattered and stained with blood;
“That after killing the deceased, the suspect stole his Samsung phone and fled to Ondo state where he was later arrested on 02/11/2018;
“That the stolen Samsung phone was recovered from the suspect upon his arrest in Ondo state;”
That the kitchen knife used in killing the deceased was found inside the deceased’s toilet;
“That the suspect’s apron found at the scene of crime was soaked with blood;
“That the suspect broke down in tears and confessed to the act after he was confronted with evidence of the CCTV footage;
“That the suspect led the investigation team to the crime scene demonstrating/reconstructing how he carried out the crime;
“That, 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;
“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;
“That the suspects Kofi Friday, Agbeko Ayenahin, Salisu Hussein and Nura Mamudu are not linked to the crime.
“In conclusion therefore, 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.”
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