A Nigeria lawyer has killed her husband by stabbing him several times before cutting off his genitals.
A lawyer, Mrs Udeme Odibi, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly stabbing her 50-year-old husband, Otike Odibi, to death.
The 47-year-old Mrs Odibi also allegedly ‘severed’ her husband’s genitals, which she placed in his right hand
It was gathered that the woman allegedly ripped open her husband’s stomach. She thereafter stabbed herself.
Local police say the woman also attempted to take her own life but her neighbours intervened to stop her.
Both husband and wife are believed to be lawyers.
It was gathered that the couple, both lawyers, had been quarrelling over property.
Sources claimed their quarrels started after the suspect discovered her husband had a daughter, who schools in the United Kingdom (UK), from his first marriage.
Some claim too the husband had other children from his same marriage.
The discovery was said to have angered the suspect, who they said, was childless.
Other sources, however, alleged that the couple had distrust issues, which bordered on infidelity.
Wednesday’s fight ‘started’ after the husband refused his wife’s request to bequeath his property to her, and instead willed them to his children.
The development ‘infuriated’ the woman, who stabbed her husband to death.
She also stabbed herself in a failed suicide bid.
Command spokesman Chike Oti said the command received a distress call about 7:30 am.
Oti said: “Based on the information, the Divisional Police Officer (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.
“Sequel to the above, the Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi, directed Crime Scene Detectives from the homicide section of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCID) Panti, Yaba and forensic experts to the scene to aid in the investigation.
“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 commissioner of Police 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.”
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