Octogenarian ex-IBC Director-General stabs wife to death

A former Director-General of the Imo Broadcasting (IBC), Mr Theophilus Okere, allegedly stabbed his wife to death early on Monday at Imerinwe community in the Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of Imo.

Okere’s wife, whose name not given, described as a retiree of the Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo. The couple had been married for 50 .

A source in Imerienwe said that the 85-year- former IBC boss had been suffering from dementia.

According to the source, Okere most times is not aware of his actions.

The sources, who pleaded not to be identified because he not authorised to speak on behalf of Okere’s family, disclosed that the family had been managing Okere’s dementia for some time.

”Okere has been down dementia and the family has been managing the problem.

”Even today that he stabbed his wife to death, he asked why he did it, he responded that his wife sleeping.

”The other Sunday, Okere went to church and said that his car was missing in fact the car was parked in his compound,” the source said.

The Spokesman of the Imo Command, Mr Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident, told NAN that the police had commenced investigation the matter.

“It is true that the former director-general of the state-owned broadcasting , Mr T.C. Okere, about 85- allegedly stabbed his wife to death this morning.

”The command has commenced investigation the matter,” Ikeokwu said. (NAN)