A female lawyer has allegedly stabbed her husband to death and severed his genital and placed it on his right hand at Diamond Estate, Sango-Tedo area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
The tragedy, which occurred around 7:30am on Thursday, was described by the police as an eyesore.
The deceased, Otike Odibi, 50, from Kwale, Delta State, also a lawyer has been married to his wife, Udeme Odibi, 47, from Akwa Ibom State, for three years without a child.
SP Chike Oti, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State said 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.
“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.
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.
“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,” he said.
However, CP noted that not too long ago, a husband allegedly killed his wife and baby in Banana Island Lagos, as he therefore advised couples to learn to resolve their matrimonial disputes without resorting to violence.