The Nigerian Prisons Service has denied media reports that Sunday Anani, the suspected killer of chairman of Credit Switch Technology Limited Ope Bademosi is dead.
Some media reports (not Qed.ng) had claimed that Anani’s counsel got a message on Wednesday morning that he had died in prison custody
The spokesperson for the Nigerian Prisons Service, Lagos Command, Rotimi Oladokun, however, told a PUNCH correspondent that the suspect was alive.
“I have confirmed that he is in the prison and he is doing fine. There is nothing wrong with him,” Mr Oladokun was quoted as saying on the telephone.
The Togolese cook allegedly killed Badamosi on October 31, a few days after arriving in his house at Parkview Estate, Ikoyi.
Upon his arrest in Ondo State, where he allegedly fled to after the incident, the 22-year-old was charged with one count of murder before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court.
The case, which came up on November 12, 2018, was adjourned till December 18 pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.