The Chairman of Credit Switch Technology , Chief Ope Badamosi , has allegedly been murdered by a cook , he just hired .Badamosi was murdered early on Wednesday, at his Onikoyi Lane, Parkview Estate .
A neighbour of the deceased , who didn’ t want to be named said , “ I heard a scream from the wife , so I ran outside to their flat and saw her screaming outside with people holding her as she said that her husband had been murdered. When we got inside , we saw the man in a pool of blood with the volume of music increased to the highest level .
“ Already we had called the attention of the estate police before going in and they arrived just on time . According to the wife , she said she left her husband very early this morning to do some transactions in the bank . On her way back , she called her husband and couldn’t hear what he was saying as his words were barely cohesive , and was just muttering words before the call dropped.
“ She attempted to call him back but he wasn ’ t picking up his phone . On getting home , the security was still asleep and couldn ’ t even respond to her car horns till she got down from her car , to bang on the security ’ s window ; that was when the security eventually woke up to open the gate for her . But unfortunately, on entering , she met her husband lying in a pool of his own blood and couldn ’ t find the cook who just resumed work on Sunday anywhere.
“ That was when she screamed out for help and sent the security to help her run to see if he can still apprehend the cook . Perhaps because of fear , the security who was just employed on Sunday as well , also took to his heels upon the news that his new boss had been murdered. ”
A former security guard at the apartment, who pleaded not to be named , spoke with THISDAY.
He said he was sacked from his job after working for just a month with no reasons given to him and was paid off by the deceased on the eve of the incident .
He said his sack may not be unconnected with the security measures he took to ensure that proper records of visitors to the apartment were kept . He said prior to his employment , there were no records of visitors to the apartment.
“ I just returned from police questioning. I was the one guiding that house before.
That oga is a very nice man. When I resumed work, I realised that there wasn’t a manifest where security can keep record of any visitor that comes around . So I developed that , ” he said , adding that he realised that immediately he started doing that, he began to have problem in the house , consequently leading to his sack.
He said it was on Sunday, “ I realised that they have employed new cook and security man when I went there to carry my fan. And yesterday ( Tuesday) evening , Oga (the deceased ) called me to come and collect my salary , which I went and I saw him . He was hale and hearty . ”
The Divisional Police Officer of Ikoyi Division , Ikoyi – Lagos , SP Mustapha Tijani , in a brief chat with THISDAY , said an official statement would be issued by the police as soon as they were done with the investigation , “but right now , efforts have been intensified towards tracking down the cook who is at large.
Before leaving the venue , the newly employed security man , came back to the crime scene , accompanied by his guarantor for the job . Both of them were later whisked away by some police officers.