Ebunoluwa, the wife of the late Chairman of Credit Switch Technology, Chief Ope Bademosi, who was killed by his Togolese cook, Sunday Anani, at his Parkview Estate residence in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State, on Tuesday told the Lagos State High Court how he was killed.
Ebunoluwa told the court that she had gone to Polaris Bank at the Falomo area to transfer money to Dubai and China when her husband called her asking why the 22-year-old cook was knocking at his door.
She further stated that when she got back from the bank, she noticed blood flowing from her husband’s room.
The police had alleged that the cook who was employed three days before the incident had killed his boss with knife on October 31, 2018.
A report had it that the suspect ran away from the house with some valuables belonging to his boss.
The Ondo State Police Command arrested Anani on November 2, 2018, in the Yaba area of Ondo town.
Anani had claimed that he and the deceased were attacked by robbers, who demanded money from his boss.
He further stated that when the robbers were not satisfied with what they got they decided to kill the deceased.
Anani is facing two counts of murder and armed robbery filed against him by the Lagos State Government.
Ebunoluwa noted that before she left for the bank, she had told the cook that her husband was sleeping and does not want to be disturbed.
“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.”
She revealed that she asked the security man about the whereabouts of the cook who told her that he informed him that he was sent on an errand.
Ebunoluwa further claimed that she fainted when she was told by her neighbours that her husband was dead.
She stated that 10 days after the death of her husband she discovered that her husband’s five wristwatches and phone had been stolen.
The case was adjourned by the presiding judge, Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile, till June 11.
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.