Diamond Estate, Sangotedo, Ajah , Lagos State , was in turmoil on Thursday after a lawyer , Udeme Odibi , allegedly stabbed her husband , Otike Odibi , to death.
The suspect was also said to have cut off the private parts of the deceased , who was also a lawyer , and stabbed herself .
It was gathered that 47 – year -old Udeme had threatened to stab her husband on Wednesday over a disagreement that ensued between them .
The 50 – year -old was said to have informed a neighbour and his relatives about the threat on the telephone before he went to bed .
The woman allegedly made good her threat in the early hours of Thursday , ripping out the entrails of the victim with a knife .
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti , who confirmed the incident in a statement , said the couple had endured three years of marriage fraught with domestic violence.
He said the couple did not have any child together , although Otike had a daughter in his previous marriage.
Oti , a Superintendent of Police , stated that a distress call was put across to the Divisional Police Officer, Ogombo division, around 7 .30 am as regards the murder .
He said , “Based on the information, the DPO mobilised a team of detectives to the scene where they found the man lying on the bed in a pool of blood with his stomach ripped open , exposing his intestines . As if that was not enough , the killer severed his genitals and placed them on his right hand .
“ However , before the arrival of the police , Mrs . Udeme, who had unsuccessfully attempted to commit suicide after allegedly killing her husband , was rushed to a hospital for treatment by neighbours .”
The PPRO said the state Commissioner of Police , Edgal Imohimi , directed detectives from the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba , as well as forensic experts to the scene of the crime for investigation .
“An eyewitness account revealed that the couple , both of whom are lawyers , married three years ago after the deceased divorced his first wife . The deceased ’s first marriage produced a daughter currently schooling in the United Kingdom . However , his second marriage is said to be without a child ,” he added .
The police spokesperson stated further that information from a neighbour showed that the deceased had called him ( the neighbour ) a few hours before he was murdered , complaining that the wife was threatening to kill him with a knife .
He said the neighbour , however , warned him to be careful .
“The deceased also called his mother and his younger sister complaining of threat to his life that night, ” Oti added .
He said the CP advised couples to resolve their matrimonial disputes amicably rather than resort to violence
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