A Nigerian doctor, identified as Benjamin Okigbo and his wife Theresa Okigbo was found dead at their Greatwood home on Friday morning, December 18.
According to Sugar Land police in Texas who are investigating the death of the Nigerian couple found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. The Police said the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide after a call was made around 10:05 am at the Greatwood Subdivision .
On Saturday, Police stated that their investigation showed that Benjamin Okigbo suffocated Theresa Okigbo to death. He then tried to kill both of his 21-year-old sons by choking them before he finally killed himself by hanging.
Both of the sons survived the attack with injuries that are not life-threatening. They are both receiving treatment at a hospital.
On Friday morning, the couple’s daughter, who doesn’t live at the home, went thereafter she was concerned about not hearing from them. She then called 911 and told the dispatchers that her parents were dead.
“One of the kids dialed 911 apparently there was a fight or disturbance going on inside the residence,” Police chief Eric Robbins said.
When officers arrived, they found the couple’s bodies inside. They were both in their 50s.
Many neighbours were startled when they heard the news. One said the couple had lived in the Greatwood home for about 20 years. She said she spoke to the wife a few days ago and nothing seemed out of the ordinary.
The investigation remains ongoing.