I waited ten years to kill a friend who had snatched my boyfriend

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Anita Ofili, the suspect arrested on March 26 for allegedly stabbing her friend, Glory Okon, to death in her apartment in Greenville Estate, Ajah region of Lagos, has confessed that she waited for her pound of flesh for ten years.

She went on to say that she committed the crime because the deceased snatched her partner roughly ten years earlier.

A call for aid from Ofili’s apartment aroused building occupants at 1.20 p.m. on the final Sunday.

They allegedly broke the door open to see Ofili stabbing Okon in the neck with a kitchen knife.

Regrettably, the victim, who was transported to Lagos Island’s General Hospital, was declared dead after losing so much blood.

One of the building’s residents, who talked to Vanguard on the condition of anonymity, claimed that “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 she did to her.”

‘Why I killed her’

The suspect and the dead had been acquaintances for nearly two decades and had attended the same educational institution.

They were alleged to have had a misunderstanding that separated them for over ten years until reconciling two weeks ago.

It was also learned that both of them had returned from a party on the previous Sunday.

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, the suspect’s family has separated themselves from Ofili as a result of her actions.

One of them was overheard telling colleagues at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigative Agency, SCIID, “I knew Anita was bothersome, but I never realized she could go to this extent.”

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

Meanwhile, yesterday, a team of detectives paid a visit to Ofili’s apartment.

According to police sources, tramadol suspected of being used to drug the deceased was retrieved.

The suspect’s arrest was confirmed by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin.

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 Ofili slashed Glory Okon’s throat and stabbed her on the neck and back with a kitchen knife before rushing her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

“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.”

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