Court remands lawyer in prison for stabbing husband and cutting off his penis
The Lagos State High Court at Igbosere has ordered the remand of Udeme Otike-Odibi, a female lawyer, at Kirikiri Prison for killing her 52-year-old husband, Symphorosa Otike-Odibi.
Recall that on May 3rd, Udeme stabbed her husband to death and attempted to commit suicide at their home in Diamond Estate in Ogombo, Ajah area.
She was arrested by the police and was today arraigned in court by the Lagos State government on a two-count charge of murder. Udeme however pleaded not guilty to both charges.
The prosecutor, Sumonu Babatunde, told the court that Udeme committed the act of murder, an offence that contravenes Section 165 (b) and (234) of the criminal law of Lagos state (2015) and carries punishment of minimum of five years imprisonment.
Justice Adebayo Akintoye adjourned the case till October 8 and 9 for commencement of trial.
On May 3rd, Udeme allegedly stabbed her husband, Otike Odibi to death, severed his genital and placed it on his right hand.
The incident happened at Diamond Estate, Sango-Tedo area of Lagos.
The tragedy was said to have occurred around 7:30am on Thursday, the police confirmed, describing the scene as an eyesore.
The deceased, Odibi, also a lawyer has been married to his wife, Udeme for three years without a child.
SP Chike Oti, Police Public Relations Officer, while confirming the incident, said the Divisional Police Officer, Ogombo, Ajah, Lagos, received a distress call at about 0730hrs, that one Mr. Otike Odibi, was allegedly killed in his home at Diamond Estate, Sango-Tedo Lagos, by his wife, one Mrs Udeme Odibi.
“Based on the information, the 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, with his stomach ripped open exposing the intestine. As if that was not enough, the killer severed his genital and placed it on his right hand.
“However, before the arrival of the Police, Mrs Udeme who had unsuccessfully attempted to commit suicide after allegedly killing her husband, was rushed to the hospital for treatment by neighbours.
“Sequel to the above, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, 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 deceased first marriage produced a daughter currently schooling in the UK. However, the current marriage is said to be without a child. 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,” he said.