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Girlfriend Shoots Police Officer To Death In Imo, Arrested | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Dec 28, 2023

 

In Imo state, a 23-year-old girl is said to have entered a police station and fatally shot Officer Cosmos Ugwu.

According to reports, Ugwu was shot and killed on Tuesday, December 26 by his purported lover, Amanda Uchechi Ugo, an Imo state native who lives in the Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area.

According to trustworthy sources, the incident at the Ezinihitte Area Command happened on Boxing Day around 6:30 p.m.

Officers on counter duty were said to have run for cover when they heard three gunshots from the room being occupied by the deceased officer.

A source said on Thursday: “When police officers ran into the room later 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.”

It was learnt that the deceased had a serious fight with his girlfriend in the room at the police station, and in the course of the altercation, the girl reached for deceased’s rifle, pulled the trigger and shot him three times.

“It was like a movie,” 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.”

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

The suspect is currently cooling her heels in the police custody where she is facing interrogation and possible prosecution, it was gathered.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Imo State, Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident, saying the police were doing everything to ascertain what really transpired.

“Yes, the incident happened. We are doing everything to ensure we investigate the matter, to ascertain the fact and possibly arraign the suspect in court,” Okoye said.

By Abdulsalam Abdullah Opeyemi

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