News of the murder of one Otike Odibi, 50, who was reportedly murdered 50 by his wife, Udeme Odibi, 47 filtered the internet yesterday with many wondering what could have led to it.
The Lagos state police have released a statement after getting a distress call on the murder from a concerned person at about 7.30am on Thursday.
The statement revealed that the deceased was “allegedly killed in his home at Diamond Estate, Sango-Tedo Lagos,” saying that its Ogombo, Ajah division.
The woman tried to commit suicide after allegedly killing her husband but was unsuccessful as neighbours rushed her to the hospital, the statement said.
The statement, signed by Lagos Police PRO SP Chike Oti read in part:
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.
This is a really sad case.