Policeman Shot Dead By His 23 Year Old Girlfriend Using His Riffle In Imo State
A police operative identified as Cosmas Ugwu, has been shot dead by his girlfriend.
Mr Ugwu before his unfortunate death was attached to the Imo State Police Command.
Ugwu was allegedly shot dead on Tuesday by his 23-year-old lover, Amanda Uchechi Ugo, a native of Ahiazu Mbaise local government area of Imo State.
Sources said that the incident occurred around 6:30pm on Boxing Day at the Ezinihitte Area Command.
Officers on counter duty were said to have heard three gunshots from the apartment being occupied by the deceased officer.
“When police officers ran into the room to see what was going on, they found Corporal Ugwu lying in a pool of his blood. The girl shot him three times on his chest and his left hand. He was rushed immediately to Evergreen Hospital in Ezinihitte, where he was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty”, a source said.
The deceased reportedly had a serious fight with his girlfriend, and in the course of the face-off, the girl reached for his gun, pulled the trigger and shot him three times.
The source added, “Nobody actually knows what went wrong between the two, but how the girl was able to use a police rifle successfully is still a surprise to many. Maybe, Ugwu was the one who taught her.”
The remains of the late officer had been deposited at the Obizi mortuary, while further investigation continues.
The suspect is currently in the police custody for interrogation and possible prosecution.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of Imo State police command, Henry Okoye who confirmed the incident, said that the police were doing everything to ascertain what really transpired.
“Yes, the incident happened. A policeman was allegedly shot dead by his girlfriend. He was serving at Ezinihitte Mbaise. Currently, the girl involved has been arrested. We are doing everything to ensure we investigate the matter, to ascertain the fact and possibly arraign the suspect in court”.