The Ondo State Police Command on Friday arrested the cook who allegedly killed his boss, Chief Opeyemi Bademosi, the Chief Executive Officer, Credit Switch Limited.
The cook, Sunday Anani, a Togolese, had stabbed his boss with a knife in his (Bademosi’s) residence on Onikoyi Lane, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, on Wednesday, three days after he was employed.
The 22-year-old suspect fled home with some valuables belonging to his boss after committing the crime.
He was arrested around 9.30am on Friday in Yaba, Ondo Town.
Anani was paraded along with two other suspects, whose identities were not revealed by the police at the Ondo State Police Command Headquarters on Friday.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, said the suspect would be handed over to the Lagos State Police Command.
He said, “It will be recalled that on Wednesday, the cook of Chief Opeyemi Bademosi reportedly stabbed his boss to death and fled. The police declared him wanted and fortunately for us today (Friday), the DPO, Fagun division, Ondo Town, SP Olajide Samuel, and his team were able to track and arrest the suspect along with two others in Ondo Town.
“He is in our custody and has been giving us useful information. We will not want to talk much about the suspect for now in order not to jeopardise our investigation. He is still giving us useful information.
“He has said many things that will be useful to us. We still want to remain silent on the information he has given us. As soon as we complete our investigation in Ondo and Lagos, we shall surely let the public know what really transpired and how the incident took place.”
The suspect was not allowed to talk to journalists during the parade.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Chike Oti, in a statement on Friday, confirmed that the suspect was being interrogated at the command.
He said, “The fleeing cook, later identified as Sunday Anani, 22 years old, was arrested by homicide detectives attached to the State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department, Yaba. He is now undergoing interrogation.