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Imo: Family alleges why ex-DG Okere stabbed wife of 50 years to death

A family member of former Director-General of the Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), Theophilus Okere, has spoken on the alleged murder of Okere’s wife.

Okere allegedly stabbed his wife to death at Imerienwe community in the Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of Imo.

The suspect, 82, fled after the act on his wife of 59 years, Beatrice.

The 70-year-old woman was a retiree of the Imo State Polytechnic in Umuagwo.

In a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, the source in Imerienwe, said Okere had been suffering from dementia.

The source disclosed that the family had been managing the former IBC boss’s condition for some time.

“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,” it added.

Police spokesman in Imo, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident.

He said the command had commenced investigation into the matter.