The Lagos state police command is currently investigating a murder-attempted suicide case that took place at Diamond Estate in Ogombo, Ajah area of the state earlier today May 3rd.
A statement by the state police command public relations officer, SP Chike Oti, says 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.