A female lawyer has reportedly killed her husband by stabbing him to death at Diamond Estate, Sango-Tedo area of Lagos.
The suspect was also said to have cut off the private parts of the deceased, who was also a lawyer, and tried to kill herself.
The tragedy, which occurred around 7:30am on Thursday, was described by the police as an eyesore.
The deceased, Otike Odibi, 50, from Kwale, Delta State, also a lawyer has been married to his wife, Udeme Odibi, 47, from Akwa Ibom State, for three years without a child.
Chike Oti, Lagos police spokesman said a distress call was received at about 07:30hrs, that one Otike Odibi, was allegedly killed in his home at Diamond Estate, Sango-Tedo Lagos, by his wife, one 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,” he said.
According to Oti, eye witness account revealed that the couple, both whom are lawyers, were married three years ago after the deceased divorced his first wife.
“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.