A Nigerian doctor named Benjamin Okigbo has murdered his wife, Theresa Okigbo, and also attempted to strangle his two sons to death before killing himself at their Greatwood home, Texas, United States.
The Sugar Land Police Department (SLPD) in Texas which confirmed the incident happened on Friday, said the case is currently being investigated as “murder-suicide.”
The police said its preliminary findings showed that Benjamin strangled his wife, a nurse, to death. He thereafter attempted to also strangle his two 21-year-old sons before eventually killing himself by hanging.
In a post shared on its Facebook page on Saturday, the police added that the two sons survived the attack with “non-life threatening injuries”, adding that investigation continues into the matter.
“The homeowners in this case have been identified as husband and wife Benjamin Okigbo and Theresa Okigbo. This case is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
“The investigation has revealed that Benjamin Okigbo strangled Theresa Okigbo to death, attempted to kill both of his 21 year old male son’s by strangling them and then killed himself by hanging.
“Both adult son’s survived the attack with non-life threatening injuries,” the police said.
The police added that Friday morning, the couple’s daughter, who doesn’t live at the home, went there after she became concerned. She then called 911 and told the dispatchers that her parents were dead.
“On Friday morning, a daughter, who doesn’t live at home, went there after she became concerned. She wasn’t injured.
“Someone in the house called 9-1-1 Friday morning around 10 a.m. from home in the 1500 block of Brookstone Lane. When officers arrived, they found the couple’s bodies inside. They were both in their 50s.
“A neighbour said they were originally from Nigeria but had lived in the Greatwood home for about 20 years. She said she spoke to the wife a few days ago and nothing seemed out of the ordinary,” the police said, adding that investigation is ongoing.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a Nigerian man was arrested for rαping his three-year-old daughter while his wife was in labour room in Anambra State.