An 82 year old man, Theophilus Okere from Imerienwe in Ngor-Okpala local government area of Imo state has allegedly stabbed his wife Mrs. Beatrice to death.
The circumstances leading to the murder has not been ascertained as the man allegedly fled the community shortly after committing the crime.
The suspect is a former Director General of Imo Broadcasting Corporation while his deceased wife is retired from the state polytechnic Umuagwo. The couple was said to have been married for more than fifty years.
Police Public Relations Officer Imo state command, Mr. Orlando Ikeokwu who confirmed the incident said security agents apprehended the suspect after a manhunt was declared.
He told Radio Nigeria that the remains of the victim had been deposited to a morgue and vowed to prosecute the suspect after investigations were concluded.