The Lagos state police command has given an update on the case involving 47-year-old lawyer, Udeme Odibi, who murdered her 50-year-old husband, Mr Otike Odibi, last Wednesday, in their apartment at 12A, Emerald Avenue, Diamond Estate, Sango-Tedo, in Ogombo, Ajah area of Lagos State.
Udeme and her husband met while she was working in his law firm and according to close friends, has always been very jealous and never wanted any lady close to him. The suspect got married to the deceased after he divorced his first wife whom he has a daughter with. The couple began fighting after Odibi maintained that some of his properties must go to his daughter in his will, a position Udeme who is yet to have a child with him was strongly against.
Giving an update, the state Commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi said investigation carried out so far has shown that the murder might have been premeditated. The suspect had allegedly purchased a new set of knifes the day before carrying out the murder.
She had also packed her certificates and belongings and was planning to travel to the UK immediately after she had killed her husband of three years.
”Findings so far into the case revealed the followings: That the couple had marital issues bordering on extra marital affairs; that on the day of the incident, the suspect sent a Whatsapp message to her sister in-law complaining about her husband and asked her to pray for them and equally ask God to forgive her” Edgal said.
The police boss added that the suspect has confessed to committing the crime. In her statement to the police, Udeme who is currently in the hospital after a failed attempt to commit suicide, said she called her mother on phone that she has killed her husband and that she had hit the deceased with a fry pan on the head before stabbing him with the knife, cutting off his manhood and placing it on his right hand. The murder weapon has been recovered.
“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; that after stabbing the deceased in the stomach and seeing the intestines spilling out, the suspect did not attempt to seek assistance from their neighbours, rather, she called her mother, who was miles away that she had killed her husband” CP Imohimi said
Meanwhile 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.”