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Nigerian Doctor and wife found dead in US

The police in the US are investigating the death of a Nigerian couple believed to have resulted from murder-suicide  


Nigerian medical doctor, Ben Okigbo, and his wife, Theresa, were found dead in their US Texas home.  

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,” Chief Eric Robins, Sugar Land Police Department, Texas was quoted as saying.  

Meanwhile, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission on Sunday described the death of Okigbo and Theresa, as shocking and depressing.  

NIDCOM Chairman/CEO, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of NIDCOM in Abuja, said condoled the family.  

The commission also condoled the children and the Nigerian community in the US.  

“NIDCOM will continue to monitor police investigations into the unfortunate incident,” the statement added.

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