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FG reacts as Nigerian doctor kills wife, commits suicide in US


A Nigerian doctor, Benjamin Okigbo on Friday murdered his wife Theresa Okigbo before.

He later killed himself after perpetrating this evil act at their Greatwood home, in State of Texas.

This unfortunate incident was confirmed by the Sugar Land Police Department on Sunday.

The bodies  were found around 10:05 am at the Greatwood Subdivision in the 1500 block of Brookstone Lane.

Those who saw the bodies suspected a case of suicide-murder.

Preliminary investigations  by the police revealed that Benjamin Okigbo strangled Theresa Okigbo to death before he eventually killed himself.

A resident said: “One of the kids dialled 911 apparently when he suspected that a fight or disturbance was going on inside the residence and the Police said when its officers arrived at the house, they found the couple dead inside their home.

“It appears that it could be a potential murder-suicide but it has not been totally ruled,” he said

Reacting, to the incident,  Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa described the death of Dr Ben Okigbo, and his wife as very depressing.

“The commission condoled particularly with the children and the Nigerian community in the US.“NiDCOM will continue to monitor police investigations into the unfortunate incident,” She said. statement