Men are often warned of gold diggers – women who only want them for the cash. The only question is, how far would these women go to keep it? Mrs. Saki Sudo has apparently found her answer.
The 25-year-old woman was suspected of killing her former husband three years ago. She was arrested by the police at her condominium in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Sudo was married to Kosuke Nozaki (77), a wealthy businessman. He was the president of a liquor sales company and real estate business. Nozaki gained notoriety after he published an autobiography in 2016 titled “Don Juan of Kishu: The Man Who Gave ¥3 Billion to 4,000 Beautiful Women”. However, on 24th May 2018, he was found dead at his home in Tanabe, Wakayama. There were traces of an illegal stimulant drug found in his system, but no needle marks on his body. Police suspected the case was a possible murder.
Before his death, Nozaki was embroiled in several scandals. According to China Press, he had married twice before Sudo, but both marriages ended in divorce. When he was married to Sudo, he would give her 1 million yen every month as pocket money. However, three months after they tied the knot, Nozaki found a new girlfriend. He was heard complaining to his friends that his latest partner was better and considered divorcing Sudo.
A month before his death, Nozaki’s pet dog died suddenly. His dog’s death made police rule out suicide as Nozaki had been planning to attend a funeral for his dog. Police suspect Sudo of killing the dog as well, using stimulants. According to the investigation, Sudo had apparently researched stimulants on the internet and is believed to have obtained the drug found in Nozaki’s body. Police also disclosed that Sudo was alone with Nozaki when he ingested the drugs.
According to the Tanabe city government, Nozaki willed all of his property, worth 1.3 billion yen, to be donated to the city. Sudo was entitled to a portion of his assets, despite the will, as she was his legal heir. The amount was to be determined in a legal process. However, his relatives filed a lawsuit last year to nullify the will. They claimed someone other than Nozaki had made it.
Sudo has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a violation of the stimulant drug control law. She will be transferred to the Tanabe Police Station in Wakayama for further questioning.