Nigerian Medical Doctor Shoots Wife, Kills HimSelf In US

Nigerian Medical Doctor

Dr Ben Okigbo who is a Nigerian Medical Doctor in the United States Of America has reportedly shot himself, which led to his untimely death according to H-Forbes reports.

These sad incident had occured at his Greatwood, Texas home on Friday.


H-Forbes gathered that Dr Ben Okigbo also reportedly shot his wife before he decided to shot himself, Theresa, his wife who was a licensed nurse before meeting her demise from the hands of her husband has two sons of 21-years with him.


According to Sugar Land police in Texas, the deceased also attempted to kill his 21-year-old sons by strangling them after shooting his wife, but the boys survived.



The sons who survived the attack from their father with injuries that are not life-threatening though.



“On Friday morning, a daughter, who doesn’t live at home, went there after she became concerned. She wasn’t injured.”



“Someone in the house called 9-1-1 Friday morning around 10 a.m. from home in the 1500 block of Brookstone Lane. When officers arrived, they found the couple’s bodies inside. They were both in their 50s.”



“A neighbour said they were originally from Nigeria but 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 police said.



A Whatsapp message on the tragedy obtained by SaharaReporters read, “At sunrise, this cold Saturday, Dr Ben Okigbo, a medical doctor in Houston, pulled up a handgun and fatally shot his wife. His wife was a nurse too. A few seconds later, he turned the gun on himself.



“These hours, their three children are dealing with the tragedy of losing their parents who are diasporas at home. We will never know why Dr Okigbo, decided to kill his wife and commit suicide after that.



“It’s my understanding that Dr Okigbo was originally from Idumuje Unor while his wife was from Akwukwu Igbo, both towns are in Delta State, Nigeria.