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Diamond Estate Murder: Lawyer (Wife) Kills Husband; Slits Stomach open with Knife, cuts off genitals-Police.

The Police in Lagos on Thursday disclosed that a female lawyer, Mrs. Udeme Odibi on Wednesday killed her husband, Mr. Otike Odibi also a lawyer by stabbing him when he was asleep and ripping open his stomach with the knife.

According to the Police, 50 years old Otike Odibi who hails from Kwale in Delta State was murdered by 47 years old Udeme Odibi from Akwa Ibom state, who attempted to commit suicide after committing the crime in their apartment in  

A statement signed by Superintendent of Police, Chike Oti, Police Spokesman for Lagos State Command detailing the crime said, “On Thursday 3rd of May, 2018, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogombo, Ajah, Lagos, received a distress call at about 7. 30 am, that one Mr. Otike Odibi, was allegedly killed in his home at Diamond Estate, Sango-Tedo Lagos, by his wife, one Mrs. Udeme Odibi.

“Based on the information, the DPO mobilized a team of detectives to the scene where they found the man lying on the bed in the pool of his own blood, with his stomach ripped open exposing the intestine.

“As if that was not enough, the killer severed his genital and placed it 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 the hospital for treatment by neighbours.

“Sequel to the above, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, directed Crime Scene Detectives from the homicide section of the SCID Panti Yaba and Forensic experts  to the scene to aid in the investigation.

Eye witness account revealed that the couples both, whom are lawyers, were married three years ago after the deceased divorced his first wife.

The deceased first marriage produced a daughter currently schooling in the UK. However the current marriage is said to be without a child.

Further information from a neighbour, revealed that the deceased called him on phone in the night before he was murdered, complaining that the wife was threatening to kill him with a knife.

The said neighbour however warned him to be careful. The deceased also called his mother and his younger sister complaining of threat to his life that fateful night.

The CP noted that not too long ago, a husband allegedly killed his wife and baby in Banana Island Lagos.

He therefore advised couples to learn to resolve their matrimonial disputes without resorting to violence.


SP Chike Oti

Police Public Relations Officer

Lagos State

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