The Lagos state police command are currently investigating a murder-attempted suicide case that took place at Diamond Estate in Ogombo, Ajah area of the state earlier today May 3rd.
According to reports, The 47-year old lawyer, Mrs Udeme Otike had a fight with her husband, 50-year-old Odibe Otike. She stabbed and ripped his stomach open exposing the intestine and then severed his genital and placed it on his right hand.
She then attempted to take her own life but she was rescued by neighbors and rushed to the hospital for treatment.
According to one of the neighbors, the couple, both of whom are lawyers, got married three years ago after the deceased divorced his first wife. The first marriage produced a daughter currently schooling in the UK. However the current marriage is yet to have produced a child.
Trouble started when the suspect demanded that the deceased willed all his properties to her, a position the man was against, arguing that his daughter must have a share of his properties.
A night before the murder, Mr Otike had called one of his neighbors to complain that his wife was threatening to kill him with a knife. The said neighbour warned him to be careful. He also called his mother and his younger sister complaining of threat to his life that fateful night.
The police spokesperson says the state police commissiner, CP Edgal Imohimi, has directed Crime Scene Detectives from the homicide section of the SCID Panti Yaba and Forensic experts to the scene to aid in the investigation. The body of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue.
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Murder-Suicide: Lady stabs husband to death, then tries killing herself in Lagos . . Tragedy just struck at Diamond Estate, Sangotedo, Ajah, Lagos, after a lady allegedly stabbed her husband to death, before stabbing herself too. . . According to reports, trouble started around 10pm, last night, between Mr and Mrs Otike-Odibe over property issues. The couple, both lawyers, are said to have no children between them, but the man has a child with his first wife. . . Mrs Otike-Odibe was alleged to have insisted that all the husband’s properties must be willed to her, a demand that didn’t go down well with the husband. It was also gathered that there have been issues of infidelity on the part of the wife. . . According to an insider, after the wife stabbed Mr. Otike-Odibe to death, she also stabbed herself, she was however rescued and rushed to a hospital where she has since been stabilised. The body of the deceased is currently being evacuated by the police.