The wife of the late Chairman of Credit Switch Technology , Chief Ope Bademosi , who was murdered at his Parkview Estate residence in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State, on Tuesday narrated to a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere how her husband was allegedly murdered by their 22- year – old Togolese cook , Sunday Anani.
The widow, Ebunoluwa , told the court that she had gone to Polaris Bank at the Falomo area to transfer money to Dubai and China when the deceased angrily called her , asking why the defendant was knocking at his room’ s door .
She added that by the time she came back , she saw blood flowing from her husband’ s room.
Anani was alleged by the police to have stabbed his boss with a knife on Wednesday , October 31, 2018 , three days after he was employed .
It was alleged that the suspect fled the home with some valuables belonging to his boss after committing the crime .
Anani was arrested by the Ondo State Police Command around 9 . 30am on November 2 , 2018, in the Yaba area of Ondo town.
The suspect, who denied involvement in the murder, claimed that he and the victim were attacked by robbers , who demanded money from his boss .
He claimed that when the assailants were not satisfied with what they got , they killed the Credit Switch boss .
The cook is facing two counts of murder and armed robbery preferred against him by the Lagos State Government .
Ebunoluwa, at Tuesday’ s proceedings , while being led in evidence by the Director of Public Prosecutions , Ms Titilayo Shitta- Bey, told the court that before she left for the bank , she had told the defendant that her husband was sleeping and that he should not be disturbed.
She said , “ I left the bank and drove through Bourdillon and went home ; the security man opened the gate and I drove in and went through the kitchen’ s door to gain access into the building, but it was locked . I knocked several times , calling on the defendant, but he didn’ t come to open the door .
“ While waiting , I got a call from my sister in Ibadan and we spoke for about six minutes .
I called my husband but the phone was picked and nobody responded.
I called him twice and the same thing happened ; so , I went downstairs and decided to pass through the front door , thinking that if I got there , there would be somebody at the door , but by the time I got to the front door , it was left ajar .
“ I entered the apartment and saw blood flowing out from my husband’ s bedroom .
I couldn ’ t enter the bedroom , but the door was a bit opened and I saw his body lying on the floor , so I ran out of the building and started screaming and calling neighbours for help . ”
The widow added that she inquired the whereabouts of the cook from the security man , who told her that the defendant informed him that he was sent on an errand .
She added that she passed out when she was informed by her neighbours , who went into the bedroom , that her husband was dead .
Ebunoluwa added that 10 days after the incident, she discovered that her husband’ s five wristwatches and phone had been stolen by the defendant.
The presiding judge, Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu – Ighile , adjourned the case till June 11 for the continuation of trial .
Earlier the defendant’ s counsel and Director of the Office of the Public Defender , Olayinka Adeyemi , informed the court that they would be opting for a plea bargain .