NiDCOM describes death of U.S.-based Nigerian doctor, wife as shocking

NiDCOM describes death of U.S.-based Nigerian doctor, wife as shocking

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday described the death of Dr Ben Okigbo, a Nigerian medical doctor in Houston and his wife, Theresa, as shocking and depressing.


The Chairman/CEO of NiDCOM, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, expressed the shock via a statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media and Public Relations, of the commission in Abuja.


The statement said that the commission condoled with the family of the deceased, particularly the children, and the entire Nigerian community in the U.S.


Okigbo and his wife, Theresa, who was a nurse, were found dead in their Sugar Land, Texas, home on Friday morning, according to the police.


“NiDCOM will continue to monitor police investigations into the unfortunate incident,” the statement said.

News reports indicate that the bodies of Ben and Theresa Okigbo were found around 10:05 a.m. on Dec. 18, at the Greatwood Subdivision in 1500 Block on Brookstone Lane.


“One of the kids dialed 911, apparently when he suspected that there was a fight or disturbance going on inside the residence, 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 case but it has not been totally ruled,” Eric Robins of Sugar Land Police Department, Texas, was quoted to have said.

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