The Lagos State Police Command has disclosed that the murder of 50 year old legal practitioner, Otike Odibi by his 47 year old wife and lawyer Udeme Odibi at their residence in Diamond Estate, Ogombo, Lagos was premeditated.
Odibi reportedly purchased new knives as part of plans to eliminate her partner who had earlier contacted family members concerning the woman’s desire to kill him.
Further investigation, according to Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr Imohimi Edgal, showed that after allegedly stabbing her husband and placing his severed manhood in his right hand, the suspect immediately called her mother on phone to alert her of the crime.
He said: “On the day of the incident, the suspect sent a WhatsApp message to her sister-in-law complaining about her husband and asking her to pray for them. She equally asked God to forgive her.”
“The suspect, Udeme Odibi, in her statement, confessed to the commission of the alleged crime and called her mother on the telephone that she had killed her husband. The suspect had hit her husband with a frying pan on his head before stabbing him with a knife.”
“The suspect had procured a set of knives which she used to execute her plan.”
He said: “after stabbing the deceased in the stomach and seeing the intestines spilling out, the suspect did not attempt to seek assistance from their neighbors; rather, she called her mother, who was miles away that she had killed her husband.”
He further said: “Investigation also revealed that the deceased had earlier called his mother on phone and reported that his wife was threatening to kill him with a knife.”
“She had packed all her certificates and made arrangements to travel to the United Kingdom that Thursday through Virgin Atlantic.”
“The autopsy on the deceased is currently being carried out at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, by a team of pathologists while the forensic analysis result is being compiled and would be made public later.”