The Lagos State Police command has reportedly arrested a 47-year-old Lawyer identified as Udeme Odibi, for reportedly stabbing her 50-year-old husband, Otike Odibi, and cutting off his genitals in an incident which occurred at Diamond Estate, Sangotedo, Ajah, Lagos State.
It was gathered that the deceased had informed a neighbour and his relatives about his wife’s threat to stab him on the telephone on Wednesday, before he went to bed following an argument. However on Thursday, the lawyer allegedly made good her threat by ripping out the entrails of the victim with a knife. The lady also stabbed herself, but was immediately rushed to the hospital.
The State Police PRO, Chike Oti, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the couple had endured three years of marriage fraught with domestic violence. He also disclosed that the couple did not have any child together, although Otike had a daughter in his previous marriage.
Here’s the full statement from the police about the incident between the lawyer and her husband;
DIAMOND ESTATE MURDER
Today 3rd of May, 2018, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogombo, Ajah, Lagos, received a distress call at about 0730hrs, that one Mr. Otike Odibi, aged 50years from Kwale, Delta State, was allegedly killed in his home at Diamond Estate, Sango-Tedo Lagos, by his wife, one Mrs Udeme Odibi, 47years from Akwa-Ibom State.
Based on the information, the DPO mobilised 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 couple 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 Police Command.