By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Residents of Diamond Estate in Sango-Tedo, Ajah area of Lagos were at the early hours of Thursday thrown into deep mourning following the gruesome murder of one of them by his wife.
The deceased, a lawyer by profession, named Mr. Otike Odibi was said to have been killed in his sleep by his wife, who is also a lawyer.
Identified as Udeme Odibi, the killer-wife was alleged to have severed the penis of her late husband and placed it on his right hand after she had ripped opened his stomach, exposing the man’s intestine.
In order to escape justice, it was reliably gathered that the woman attempted to commit suicide but was rescued by neighbours, who rushed her to the hospital for medical attention.
Following a distress call at Ogombo Police station at about 7.30am the DPO was said to have mobilised a team of detectives to the scene, where the deceased was found lying on the bed in the pool of his own blood.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos Command SP. Chike Oti confirmed the report in a release made available to journalists later in the day.
The statemrent reads, “Today 3rd of May, 2018, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogombo, Ajah, Lagos, received a distress call at about 0730hrs, 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 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”.
It added that 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.
According to Oti, eye witness account revealed that the couple both whom are lawyers, were married three years ago after the deceased divorced his first wife adding that the deceased first marriage produced a daughter currently schooling in the UK , while 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 statement reads.
In addition, it stated that 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.