Court Sentence Togolese Cook Who Killed His Credit Switch Boss, Ope Bademosi To Life Imprisonment

Published 3 weeks ago by: success Xenab
at 10:39 PM, 25/06/2019 (3 weeks ago)

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The Lagos State High Court today sentenced a Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou Anani, to life imprisonment for the murder of his boss and Chief Executive Officer of Credit Switch Ltd, Ope Bademosi.

Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile convicted and jailed the foreigner after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of voluntary manslaughter brought against him by the Lagos State Government.

Anani had confessed to the court that he stabbed Bademosi to death in his Ikoyi, Lagos home, on 31 October, 2018 while trying to rob him.


The convict also admitted that he was the person caught on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) fleeing the scene of the crime, after the murder.

He was originally arraigned on a two-count charge of murder and armed robbery which could have fetched him a sentence of death by hanging on conviction, but he struck a plea bargain deal with the Lagos State Government soon after the trial commenced.

The agreement, which followed consultation with his counsel, the Director of the Office of the Public Defender (OPD), Mrs Aderenra Adeyemi, allowed him to admit the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Before sentencing Anani, Justice Okikiolu-Ighile asked Mrs Adeyemi if the cook, who spoke only French, had an allocutus.

Allocutus is a plea made in criminal trials in order to mitigate the sentence or punishment on a convicted person.

“The defendant is a young man and he is remorseful about what he has done. He is a first time offender, there is no evidence that he committed any crime before this. Our humble application is to urge your lordship to grant a sentence of years certain. However, if my lordship is mindful of upholding what we have agreed in the plea bargain, we will accept the sentence therein,” Adeyemi said.

But Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Titilayo Shitta-Bey opposed the prayer.

Shitta-Bey said: “We urge this court to grant the maximum sentence for the offence of voluntary manslaughter act as charged.”

She noted that there were some “special,” “aggravating circumstances” surrounding the case, such as breach of trust

Following their submissions, Justice Okikiolu-Ighile passed judgement on Anani.

The judge said: “It is annoying that a young man like this would involve himself in this kind of crime. What did he hope to achieve in life involving himself in this kind of crime, I ask? It is very painful that a young boy whom the family of Bademosi welcomed in their home as a cook ended up causing so much havoc and endless pain.

“It is even more painful that the defendant had no motive of working but came into the house with a criminal intention to steal to kill and to destroy. The defendant admitted ‘I killed him.’ This was an innocent and unsuspecting family.”

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kaposky at 11:39 PM, 25/06/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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JUDGE NA THUNDER GO FIRE U FOR GIVING THIS CRIMINAL LIFE, INSTEAD OF DEATH SENTENCE. NDI ARA, GO TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND SEE WHAT NIGERIANS ARE FACING IN COURT, TRIALS OR IN JAIL. NDI ARA
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ngfineface at 05:04 AM, 26/06/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: kaposky on 11:39 PM, 25/06/2019
JUDGE NA THUNDER GO FIRE U FOR GIVING THIS CRIMINAL LIFE, INSTEAD OF DEATH SENTENCE. NDI ARA, GO TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND SEE WHAT NIGERIANS ARE FACING IN COURT, TRIALS OR IN JAIL. NDI ARA

Thunder sef too big. Na village snake go bite am to death. Just negodu yeye sentence. From life imprisonment, they will collect bribe and release the guy. Where is Clifford Orji? What happened to the Otokoto's? Even these higher killers that killed the Road transport boss. Abeg make dem go sidon
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kacylee at 06:50 AM, 26/06/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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quite soft.. i thought it will be capital punishment

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kaposky at 08:09 AM, 26/06/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: ngfineface on 05:04 AM, 26/06/2019
Thunder sef too big. Na village snake go bite am to death. Just negodu yeye sentence. From life imprisonment, they will collect bribe and release the guy. Where is Clifford Orji? What happened to the Otokoto's? Even these higher killers that killed the Road transport boss. Abeg make dem go sidon
THAT COUNTRY CALLED NIGERIA  IS WITHOUT FOCUS IN EVERY ARM OF GOVT
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