The Ondo State Police Command has arrested the Togolese cook who allegedly killed his employer and chairman of Credit Switch Technology, Chief Ope Bademosi.
The cook, who was identified as Sunday, was said to have committed the offence at the Park View, Ikoyi, Lagos home of the deceased.
He was alleged to have run away after committing the act.
The police thereafter declared him wanted.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the arrest and said the suspect would be paraded today at the headquarters of the command.
The cook was alleged to have murdered Bademosi on Wednesday, October 31.
His wife, who found him with multiple stab wounds, said she left her husband at home to carry out some transactions in the bank.
Upon her return, she found him lying in a pool of his blood and the cook, who was employed four days before the tragic incident, was nowhere to be found.
A neighbour of the deceased, who didn’t want to be named said: “I heard a scream from the wife, so I ran outside to their flat and saw her screaming outside with people holding her as she said that her husband had been murdered. When we got inside, we saw the man in a pool of blood with the volume of music increased to the highest level.
“Already we had called the attention of the estate police before going in and they arrived just on time. According to the wife, she said she left her husband very early this morning to do some transactions in the bank. On her way back, she called her husband and couldn’t hear what he was saying as his words were barely cohesive, and was just muttering words before the call dropped.
“She attempted to call him back but he wasn’t picking up his phone. On getting home, the security was still asleep and couldn’t even respond to her car horns till she got down from her car, to bang on the security’s window; that was when the security eventually woke up to open the gate for her. But unfortunately, on entering, she met her husband lying in a pool of his own blood and couldn’t find the cook who just resumed work on Sunday anywhere.
“That was when she screamed out for help and sent the security to help her run to see if he can still apprehend the cook. Perhaps because of fear, the security who was just employed on Sunday as well, also took to his heels upon the news that his new boss had been murdered.”
A homicide investigation officer was quoted as saying: “After committing the act, the guy went to the toilet and pulled off the white uniform meant for cooks he was wearing because it was all stained with blood. He also left the knife he used inside the toilet there. If you see the knife, it’s a very strong, long and sharp knife that could only be authorised for military personnel.”
The cook reportedly ransacked the apartment and stole valuables such as money, jewelry and a mobile phone.