LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- One Anita Ofili, arrested for allegedly killing her friend, Glory Okon in her apartment, has confessed to killing the victim, claiming she waited for 10 years to have her revenge.
The incident took place in Ofili’s one-room apartment at Greenville Estate in the Ajah area of Lagos.
According to reports, Anita revealed she committed the crime because the deceased snatched her boyfriend about 10 years ago.
Occupants of the building were alerted by a cry for help from Ofili’s one-room self-contain apartment on 26 March. They reportedly forced the door open, and found Ofili thrusting a kitchen knife into Okon’s neck.
The victim was rushed to a General Hospital on Lagos Island but 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.
“The whole room was filled with blood but we discovered that the victim was still breathing. We had to tie Anita’s legs and hands to prevent her from escaping.
“Before the arrival of the Police, Anita 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.”
The Suspect further revealed that she and the deceased had been friends for close to twenty years and had attended the same tertiary institution.
They were said to have had a misunderstanding that tore them apart for close to 10 years before they reconciled two weeks ago.
Explaining why she committed the act, Ofili said, “Glory and I had been good friends for years, but she betrayed that friendship by snatching my boyfriend”.
Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Lagos State Police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said, “At 5.50p.m., on 26 March, a resident of Greenville Estate came to the station to report that he heard someone screaming from the room of one Anita 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.”