The police have declared the Togolese cook of Ope Bademosi wanted for allegedly murdering the popular Lagos chief in his Ikoyi residence, Lagos, on Wednesday, October 31.
Chief Bademosi was the chairman of Credit Switch Limited.
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 on Sunday, October 28th, just four days prior, was nowhere to be found.
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, jewellery and a mobile phone.
The police, in a notice issued to declare the cook wanted, said actions have been taken to apprehend him.
The notice read: “At exactly 8:45 am this morning, information got to the police via a phone call that a murder had occurred in an estate.
“Immediately, actions were taken to apprehend the suspect while the remains of Chief Ope Bademosi who was stabbed straight on the heart by the Togolese cook he brought in from Ondo state three days ago.
“The culprit is currently at large, anybody with any useful information should contact the nearest police station.”