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Girlfriend Shot Policeman To Death In Imo



Girlfriend Shot Policeman To Death In Imo

The girl reached for his rifle, pulled the trigger and shot him three times.

Owerri, Imo State – A  policeman attached to the Imo State Police Command, Cosmas Ugwu, has been shot dead by his girlfriend.

Ugwu was shot dead on Tuesday by his 23-year-old lover, who was identified as Amanda Uchechi Ugo, a native of Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.

It gathered that the incident occurred around 6:30 pm on Boxing Day at the Ezinihitte Area Command.

Punch reports that officers on counter duty were said to have heard three gunshots from the room being occupied by the deceased officer.

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“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 in 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 told our correspondent in a chat on Wednesday.

Following a heated argument between the deceased and his girlfriend, the situation escalated to a serious fight, the girl reached for his rifle, pulled the trigger and shot him three times.

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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.”

Meanwhile, the remains of the slain officer had been deposited at the Obizi mortuary, while further investigation continues.

The suspect is currently in police custody for interrogation and possible prosecution.

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the Police Public Relations Officer in Imo State, Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident, said the police were doing everything to ascertain what 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 facts and possibly arraign the suspect in court.

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