Anita Ofili, the woman detained on March 26 on suspicion of fatally stabbing her friend Glory Okon at her Greenville Estate apartment in the Ajah area of Lagos, has disclosed that she waited ten years for her revenge.

She went on to say that she did the crime because, some ten years ago, the deceased kidnapped her partner.

Around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, the penultimate day, residents of the building heard a cry for assistance coming from Ofili’s one-room self-contain apartment.

After forcing the door open, they allegedly found Ofili stabbing Okon in the neck with a kitchen knife.

Sadly, due to excessive blood loss, the victim, who was taken to Lagos Island’s General Hospital, was declared dead.

The landlord’s daughter was the one who heard the cry, according to a building renter who talked with Vanguard under the condition of anonymity.

“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.”

‘Why I killed her’

According to information obtained by ZINGTIE, the deceased and the suspect were friends for nearly twenty years and attended the same university.

Before they reconciled two weeks ago, it was said that they had a disagreement that caused them to be apart for about ten years.

Vanguard also learned that they had both returned from a party on Sunday before last.

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.

“I had the intention of marrying him. Her action strained the relationship and we went our separate ways for 10 years.

“We only reconciled two weeks ago. I invited her to my house and the rest you know.”

Meanwhile, ZINGTIE obtained information that the suspect’s family had cut ties with Ofili due to her behavior.

One of them was overheard saying to another, “I knew Anita was troublesome, but I never knew she could go to this extent,” when they visited the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (SCIID) yesterday.

“I stopped visiting her over 12 years ago because of her character flaws.”

Meanwhile, yesterday saw the visit of a team of detectives to Ofili’s flat.

Tramadol, which was allegedly used to drug the deceased, was found, according to police sources.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the public relations officer for the Lagos State Police, verified the suspect’s arrest.

He 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.”

He claimed that after holding Glory Okon’s throat and stabbing her in the neck and back with a kitchen knife, Ofili took her to the hospital, where it was confirmed that Okon had died.

“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.”

Please don’t forget to “Allow the notification” so you will be the first to get our gist when we publish it. 
Drop your comment in the section below, and don’t forget to share the post.