Why Annie Ofili allegedly killed Glory Okon

Why Annie Ofili allegedly killed Glory Okon

On Sunday, 26th March, 2023, a woman identified as Anita (Annie) Ofili has stabbed her friend, Glory Okon, to death at her residence on the Greenville Estate, Badore, in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

The incident reportedly happened during a visit to Ofili’s house by Okon.


It was gathered that the duo were discussing at Ofili’s residence when an argument erupted between them, a development that degenerated into a scuffle.

During the fight, Ofili was said to have reached for a knife in her kitchen and stabbed her friend in the neck.


A source, who gave an account of the incident on a condition of anonymity, stated that when the suspect’s neighbours heard the noise from her apartment, they rushed to help, but could not break in as the door to the suspect’s apartment was locked.


According to the source, the landlord alongside other neighbours in the building forced the door open, adding that when they gained entry into Ofili’s apartment, they discovered that she had allegedly stabbed Okon’s neck and back.


The source said, “We heard both of them shouting in the room of one of the tenants and quickly ran there. When we got there, we found the door locked, forced it open and rushed in.

“When we entered, we met Ofili on top of her friend with a knife, and her friend was in a pool of blood with knife stabs in her neck and at the back”


Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident.

“Yes, I am aware of the incident. It happened around 5.50 pm on Sunday. The Divisional Police Officer, Ajah Division, got a distress call from the landlord living at Greenville Estate, Badore, Ajah, Lagos State.

“The landlord said around 1.20pm, one of his tenants, Annie Ofili, murdered her girlfriend, Glory Okon, who came to visit her, with a kitchen knife.

Why Annie Ofili allegedly killed Glory Okon
Why Annie Ofili allegedly killed Glory Okon

Hundeyin added that the suspect was immediately arrested and detained.


Why I did it

Anita Ofili said shee waited for 10 years to have her pound of flesh.

She further revealed that she committed the act because the deceased snatched her boyfriend about 10 years ago.


Ofili and Okon had been friends for close to two decades and had attended the same tertiary institution.


They were said to have had a misunderstanding that tore them part for close to 10 years before they reconciled two weeks ago.

Both of them even returned from a party penultimate 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.”


Occupants of the building were alerted by a shout for help from Ofili’s one-room self-contain apartment at 1.20p.m., penultimate Sunday.

They 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, having lost so much blood.


One of the tenants of the building, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to Vanguard, explained 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 her friend did to her.”


Meanwhile, a team of detectives visited Ofili’s apartment.

Police sources said tramadol suspected to have been used to drug the deceased was recovered.


Benjamin Hundeyin said;

“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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