Imo State Police Command has called on residents to remain calm and go about their normal businesses after a man, said to be mentally unstable allegedly beat his wife to coma and stabbed a 62-year-old old Redeemed Christian Church pastor in Owerri, Pastor Thompson Onyekwuru to death. The command in a statement made available to ABN TV on Monday by the PPRO, CSP Michael Abattam said trouble started when Divisional Police Headquarters Nekede Owerri, on 14/7/2021 received a distress call that one Mr. Obumneke Onyemechileuzo, 36-year-old of Umukoto Umudibia Nekede in Owerri West LGA suspected to be of unsound mind, armed with a kitchen Knife was violently beating his wife, Ogechi Favor Onyemechileuzo, 26-year-old over a minor domestic issue He said when the pastor of Umuatum Umukoto Umudibia Nekede in Owerri West LGA Imo State, intervened by stopping him from stabbing his wife, the suspect rushed at him, stabbed him on his back and he fell down unconscious. He added that upon arrival at the scene, the police team saw the suspect seriously beating his wife, threatening to stab her. He said the security agents ran to prevent him from stabbing his wife, adding that upon sighting the police he attempted stabbing one of the officers' on the neck when he was shot on the leg in self defence. He was said to have fallen down and immediately, disarmed. The statement added, "The victims and the suspect were then rushed to Rosana Hospital Nekede in Owerri West LGA of Imo state, where the doctor on call, referred the victims to Human Race Hospital Nekede Road, Owerri due to the gravity of the injuries they sustained where the pastor and the suspect were confirmed dead. "The woman was admitted in the intensive care unit of the hospital and she is responding to treatment. The corpses were later deposited at Agbala Mortuary Agbala in Owerri West LGA of Imo state. "The exhibit knife was recovered to the station. "Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, has ordered a discreet investigation into the case to unravel the cause of the incident. He then, advised the community to maintain peace, be law-abiding and go about their legitimate businesses pending the outcome of the investigation."