..As U.S police says case being investigated as murder
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has described the death of a couple, Benjamin Okigbo and Theresa Okigbo in Sugar Land, U.S as most shocking and depressing.
Dr. Ben Okigbo and his wife, Theresa, were found dead in their Sugar Land, Texas home on Friday morning, according to police. Ben is a medical doctor while Theresa is a nurse.
The United States Police said it is investigating the case as murder.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the Commission condoles with the family, particularly the children, who are now orphans , as well as members of the Nigerian diaspora community in the US.
NIDCOM also commiserates with the Okigbo family and pray
unto God to give them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
NIDCOM will continue to monitor police investigations into the unfortunate incident.
Meanwhile, the Sugar Land police said the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
Police said on Saturday that their investigation revealed that Benjamin Okigbo strangled Theresa Okigbo to death. He then attempted to kill both of his 21-year-old sons by strangling them before he eventually killed himself by hanging.
Both of the sons survived the attack with injuries that are not life-threatening.On Friday morning, a daughter, who doesn’t live at the 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 the 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 neighbor 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 maintained that investigation is still ongoing.