Tragedy struck in Umuoke Obowo in the Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday night following the killing of a retired Deputy Commissioner of Police, Innocent Brown, and his wife.
Sources in the community told Southern City News on Friday that the retired DCP and his wife were stabbed to death in his village house by unknown hoodlums.
According to sources in the village, the killers, who had not been found, scaled the fence of the building and murdered the couple while they were asleep.
One of the sources said, “Innocent Brown is a retired Deputy Commissioner of Police. After his retirement, he returned home and established a business there.
“Tragedy occurred on Thursday night when he and his wife were killed.
“Some unknown hoodlums scaled the fence of his house and stabbed him and his wife to death.
“We were awoken by their cry. Before help could come their way, they had died. Their killers fled and had not been apprehended up till now.”
Our correspondent gathered that the corpses of the retired DCP and his wife had been deposited at a mortuary in Obowo.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikokwu, said that he had not been briefed officially on the matter.