Retired Director-General of the IMO Broadcasting Corporation, Mr. Theophilus Okere, has allegedly stabbed his wife, Identified as Beatrice, to death.
The incident, which happened at Imerienwe in the Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of the state, has thrown residents of the community into confusion.
Report gathered from our source says the former DG had been suffering from dementia, a term for diseases and conditions characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills that affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.
Noting that the family has been managing Okere’s dementia for some time.
He further stated that when Okere was told that he stabbed his wife to death, he responded that his wife was still sleeping.
Another source says on Sunday, Okere went to church and said that his car was missing when the car was parked in his compound.”
Okere’s wife, who was 77 years, was described as a retiree of the Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo and she has been married to her husaband for 50 years.
Orlando Ikeowu, spokesman of the Imo state police command, who confirmed the incident, said the police had commenced investigation into the matter.