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Diamond Estate murder: Udeme planned to travel abroad after killing her husband — Police

By Evelyn Usman

LAGOS—Forty-seven year-old female lawyer, Udeme Odibi, has admitted before the police to have allegedly 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 Odibi and her late husband

This is just as investigation into the matter revealed that the suspect planned leaving the country immediately after the act to United Kingdom.

The suspect, as gathered, had packed all her certificates into one of her travelling bags.

Further investigation, according to Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr Imohimi Edgal, showed that after allegedly stabbing her husband and placeing his severed manhood in his right hand, the suspect immediately called her mother on phone to alert her of the crime.

Killing premeditated

Edgal, who stated that the killing could have been premeditated, said the woman procured a set of knives, which she allegedly used to murder her husband.

According to Edgal, “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.

Udeme admits killing her husband

He added that the suspect, Udeme Odibi, in her statement, confessed to the commission of the alleged crime and also called her mother on phone that she has killed her husband; that the suspect had hit the deceased with a fry pan on the head before stabbing him with the knife. The murder weapon has been recovered.

He said: “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.

Autopsy

“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.”

Meanwhile, Vanguard gathered that the suspect was working at the deceased’s chambers before they got married.

A friend of the deceased, who simply gave his name as Daniel, told Vanguard: “While my friend and Udeme (suspect) were going out, she never liked seeing a lady close to him, even if she is a client. This resulted in several quarrels until they got married.

“To address the matter, my friend told the wife to resign and gave her money to go into business. She was travelling outside the country to buy things for sale here, until this unfortunate incident happened.”

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