- The police in Lagos has said that a Lagos-based lawyer has confessed to stabbing her husband to death with a knife
- The lawyer, Udeme Odibi, reportedly stabbed her husband to death on Thursday, May 3, after which she stabbed herself but was rescued
- She reportedly bought a new set of knives to carry out the premeditated crime
A Lagos-based lawyer, Udeme Odibi, who was said to have stabbed her 50-year-old husband, Otike Odibi, to death, has allegedly confessed to the crime.
It was reported that on Thursday, May 3, Udeme allegedly stabbed her husband with a knife at their residence on Diamond Estate, Sangotedo, Ajah.
According to the police, the 47-year-old called her mother on the telephone immediately after committing the alleged crime to inform her, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com notes that that Edgal Imohimi, Lagos state commissioner of police, gave the update on Monday during a press briefing at the headquarters in Ikeja.
Udeme was also said to have cut off her husband's private parts and placed them on his hand before she stabbed herself in the stomach. The suspect, however, survived the attack and was admitted to a hospital.
According to the CP, investigations into the case revealed that the couple had marital issues bordering on extramarital affairs.
Imohimi 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. 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, Ikeja, by a team of pathologists, while the forensic analysis result is being compiled and will be made public later.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the police confirmed the arrest of Maryam Sanda for allegedly stabbing her husband Haliru Bello to death.
It was reported that Bello, a 35-year-old son of Haliru Bello, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been buried according to Islamic rites in Abuja, after prayers at the national mosque.
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