Udeme Odibi, the 47-year-old lawyer who stabbed her husband to death before cutting off his genitals and placed in his had bought a set of new knives a day before the incident, Police say.
The woman who has allegedly confessed to the crime was said to have called her mother after committing the crime.
An investigation also revealed that the deceased had complained to a neighbor as well as his younger sister and mother the night before his death that his wife was threatening to kill him.
While briefing newsmen on Monday, May 7, 2018, the Lagos State Police Commissioner Edgal Imohimi said the suspect sent a Whatsapp message to her sister-in-law complaining about her husband and also asking her to pray for them. She also asked for God’s forgiveness.
Speaking further, the Police Boss said the murder seemed to be premeditated as the suspect did not seek the assistance of neighbors after the incident but rather called her mother who was miles away. She was said to have hit her husband with a frying pan on the head before proceeding to stab him ripping out his intestines and proceeded to cut off his manhood. She then made an attempt to kill herself by stabbing but wa rescued and taken to the hospital.
The couple who had been married for three years did not have any children but the deceased Mr. Odibi had a daughter who is schooling in the UK from a previous marriage.
It is alleged that apart from the issues of infidelity in their marriage, part of the problem on the ground was the sharing of Mr. Odibi’s property. The deceased was said to have insisted on willing part of his property to his daughter, a decision that allegedly did not go down well with his wife who wanted everything willed to her.
The deceased was said to have met Udeme while she was working as his secretary.
Meanwhile, his friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn him, describing him as a loving and easy-going person.