A Nigerian medical doctor, Ben Okigbo, and his wife, Theresa, have been found dead in their home in Texas, United States.
According to reports, they were found dead around 10:05 a.m. on Dec. 18, at the Greatwood Subdivision in the 1500 block of Brookstone Lane.
“One of the kids dialed 911 apparently when he suspected that there was a fight or disturbance going on inside the resident 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,” Eric Robins, Sugar Land Police Department Chief, Texas was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday described the death of Okigbo and Theresa, as shocking and depressing.
NiDCOM Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of NiDCOM in Abuja, condoled with the family.
The commission also condoled with the children and the Nigerian community in the US.
“NiDCOM will continue to monitor police investigations into the unfortunate incident,” the statement added.
(The Punch and Agency report)