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82-year-old Okere was picked up on Monday

Philip Nwelih

The Police in Imo State say they have arrested a retired Director General of Imo State Broadcasting Corporation, Theophilus Okere, who is accused of killing his wife.

82-year-old Okere was picked up on Monday for allegedly stabbing his wife, Beatrice Okere to death.

The couple, who had been married for over 50 years, lived in Imerienwe town, Imo State.

The Imo state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikeokwu Orlando had told Nigeria Info on the phone that the suspect fled after committing the crime. 

The suspect will be charged to court after investigations.   

The late Beatrice Okere, is a retired staff of Imo Polytechnic, Umuagwo. She reportedly died in hospital from the excess bleeding caused by the knife injury.

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