A former Director General of Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) Owerri, Sir T.C Okere,aged 86 was alleged to have stabbed his wife,aged 77 to death, in such a bizarre manner. The ugly incident happened on Monday,morning at their residence at Imeriewe,Ngor Okpala Local government area.
Sources close to the family revealed that the couple has been married for more than fifty years and there have been occasions in the past when the suspect behaved abnormally like an insane person and had severally attacked his wife, unleashing terror and harming her.
Our source disclosed that when some neighbours attempted to intervene during the last attack, Okere drew a sharp matchet and threatened to butcher anyone who approached him.
Source has it that Okere was the Director General of Imo Broadcasting Corporation between 1991-1996, from where he retired meritoriously.
Details of the incident remained sketchy as at the time of filing this report, but the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the incident, but could not give details of the incident.
According to Ikeokwu, Police will soon commence investigations into the unfortunate incident.
It was gathered that the man was suffering from ‘advanced dementia’.
According to family sources, he did not know that he had killed his wife.
One of the sources said, “He (Pa Okere) was having advanced dementia and everyone within the village knows his health condition. He didn’t know that he had killed his wife because when he was asked about her, he said she was sleeping.
“We took him to the hospital; they said we should come after the pandemic. So we couldn’t take him to the hospital because of this Coronavirus. You know how hospitals react to cases like this”.
Another source said,” few weeks ago; the man had gone to the village church, reporting that his vehicle had been stolen while the car was parked in the house”.