I waited 10 years to k!ll friend who snatched my boyfriend – Lady arrested for murd*er in Lagos
A Nigerian lady, Anita Ofili, who was arrested for allegedly killing her friend in Lagos, has confessed to the crime.
Ofili is alleged to have gruesomely murdered her friend, identified as Glory Okon, in her apartment at Greenville Estate, in the Ajah area of Lagos.
Ofili, while speaking on the reason behind her action, said she waited for ten years to carry out the act as part of a revenge plan.
She claimed her friend, Glory, snatched her boyfriend 10 years ago, and she has been planning revenge ever since.
“Glory and I had been good friends for years, but she betrayed that friendship by snatching my boyfriend.”, she said.
A shout for help from Ofili’s one-room self-contained apartment at 1.20 p.m. on the 26th of March alerted occupants of the building, Vanguard reports.
Occupants of the building reportedly forced the door open, only to discover Ofili thrusting a kitchen knife into Okon’s neck.
Unfortunately, the victim, who was rushed to the General Hospital on Lagos Island, was confirmed dead after she had lost so much blood.
One of the tenants of the building, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said:
“The landlord’s daughter was the one that heard the scream. She peeped through the window and saw a masked person stabbing a lady. She rushed and called her father, who alerted other tenants that forced the door open, only to discover that the masked person was Anita Ofili. The whole room was filled with blood. We discovered that the victim was still breathing. We had to tie Ofili’s legs and hands to prevent her from escaping. Before the arrival of the Police, Ofili did not show any sign of remorse. She said she would explain to the Police what happened. She claimed the lady in question was her friend and that her action was in revenge for what her friend did to her.”
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said;
“At 5.50p.m., on March 26, a resident of Greenville Estate came to the station to report that he heard someone screaming from the room of one Annie Ofili, that himself and other tenants quickly rushed to the room, forced the door opened only to meet Annie on top of Glory Okon, who came to visit her.
Upon the information, a team of detectives moved to the scene. The suspect was arrested, the knife recovered, while the corpse was deposited at the Mainland General Hospital mortuary, Yaba, for autopsy and preservation. The suspect has been transferred to the SCIID, Yaba, for discreet investigation.”