Police in Ondo State have confirmed arrest of suspected killer of an Ondo high chief, Mr Ope Bademosi, stabbed to death on Wednesday allegedly by his cook at his residence in Lagos.
The suspect, identified as Sunday Anani, reportedly stabbed Bademosi, chairman of Credit Switch Technology, a Nigerian tech company, several times with a knife, before making away with his valuables.
The incident was said to have occurred at No.3A Onikoyi Lane residence, Parkview estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, three days after Anani was employed as a cook.
The police immediately declared him wanted, alerting the public on the incident.
Police Public Relations Officer for Ondo State command, Mr Femi Joseph, said the suspect was arrested at Ayeyemi area of Ondo town in the state.
“You know we have been on the trail of the suspect once he was declared wanted,” explained Joseph.
“We got information that he was hibernating somewhere in Ondo town at Ayeyemi area and DPO Fagun Police division led by Mr Olajide Samuel, led his men to the place and picked him up.”
He said the suspect has been transferred to Lagos Police Command for further investigation, given that the crime was committed there.
The suspect, believed to be a citizen of Republic of Benin, was brought to police headquarters in Akure, Ondo State capital, where he was shown to journalists before he was transferred to Lagos.
He was arrested along with two other suspects in connection to the crime.
Joseph said phone of the deceased was found on the suspect when he was arrested.