Nigerian doctor, wife found dead in US home

A medical doctor Ben Okigbo and his wife Theresa Okigbo have been found dead in their home in Houston, United States, police have said.

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

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday described the incident as shocking and depressing.

The commission’s chairman/CEO Abike Dabiri-Erewa in a statement signed by its spokesman Abdur-Rahman Balogun said the commission condoled with the family.

The commission also condoled particularly with the children and the Nigerian community in the US.

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

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