A 50-year-old lawyer, Mr Otike Odibi, was allegedly murdered by his wife, Mrs Udeme Odibi, at their Diamond Estate home, Sango-Tedo, Lagos.
The Lagos State Police Command Spokesman, SP Chike Oti, said in a statement on Thursday that the woman unsuccessfully attempted to commit suicide after allegedly killing her husband.
Oti said that the Akwa Ibom-born woman (47) was taken to the hospital for treatment by neighbours.
The deceased was from Kwale in Delta.
“Today 3rd of May, 2018, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogombo, Ajah, Lagos, received a distress call at about 7.30a.m 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 Odibi, 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,” he said.
The spokesman noted that an eye witness account revealed to the police that the couple were married for about three years after the deceased divorced his first wife.
He said the deceased’s first marriage produced a daughter currently schooling in the UK, while the current marriage was said to be without a child.
Oti said preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased called a neighbour 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,” Oti further said.
The spokesman said that the commissioner of police had advised couples to learn to resolve their matrimonial disputes without resorting to violence.
On April 5, a Danish husband allegedly killed his wife and daughter in Banana Island Lagos. (NAN)