85-year-old stabs wife to death in Imo

85-year-old stabs wife to death in Imo

- Theophilus Okere has allegedly stabbed his wife

- The former director-general of IBC is reportedly suffering from dementia

- According to a source, the family had been managing Okere’s dementia for some time

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Tragedy has struck in Imo state as a former director-general of the Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), Theophilus Okere, allegedly stabbed his wife to death.

The incident reportedly occurred on Monday, May 25, at Imerinwe community in the Ngor-Okpala local government area of the state.

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

The 85-year-old former IBC boss had been suffering from dementia, a source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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

The sources, who pleaded not to be identified because he was 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 with dementia and the family has been managing the problem.

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

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

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

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had also reported that many Nigerians always shine in their different endeavours abroad. The latest in that crop of people is Austin Chibuike Ikpeama.

According to his brother, Ikpeama O Tochuckwu, Chibuike got his PhD at the young age of 24 after finishing strongly from the University of Sciences, Philadelphia.

An Imo-Indigene, he got a doctorate degree in physical therapy. He is from Chokoneze community in Ezinigittee Mbaise local government. He was born and raised in the US.

Legit.ng had also reported that Governor Hope Uzodinma on Wednesday, May 20, signed Executive Order No. 002, 2020 significantly reducing Right of Way (ROW) of telecommunication companies in the state from N4500 to N145 per meter in tandem with recent federal government policy.

The order explained that the reduction was a manifestation of the state government’s determination to spur the telecommunication companies to further invest in broadband infrastructure and to trigger ancillary on-line services, especially in the field of education.

The order further said that the government was hopeful that the drastic reduction from N4500 of the broadband ROW to N145 per liner meter of fibre, will accelerate the deployment of affordable, and reliable modern high-speed connectivity in the state.

The Executive Order urged telecommunication companies to note that the state plays host to a vibrant youthful demography located in many tertiary institutions, who form the bulk of the end-users of their products.

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