By Sulaimon Sheriff

A 23-year-old girl, Amanda Uchechi Ugo of Umumbiri in Ahaizu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, confessed killing her police boyfriend last Tuesday.
Amanda said during police interrogation that she shot the Police Corporal, Cosmas Ugwu, who was her lover after a serious altercation that led to a fight with him in his room at the Area Command Barrack, Ezinihitte-Mbaise.

It was during the scuffle, Amanda said that she took the Police Corporal’s revolver, breach number 5199225 and shot him three times on his chest and hand.

Confirming the incident on Friday, the police spokesman, Henry Okoye, said the operatives of the area command on hearing the gunshots rushed to the scene where they met Corporal Ugwu lying helplessly on the floor in his room with gunshot injuries on his chest and hand.

He said: “On Tuesday, 26/12/2023 at about 1832hrs, Operatives of Ezinihitte-Mbaise Police Area Command, heard three gunshots emanating from the Area Command’s Barracks and tactically maneuvered to the scene where they met Corporal Cosmas Ugwu ‘m’ in his room with gunshot injuries on his chest and hand, lying helplessly on the floor in his pool of blood.

“He was immediately rushed to Evergreen Hospital in Ezinihitte-Mbaise where he died while receiving medical treatment. His corpse has since been deposited at the morgue for preservation.

“Sequel to the unfortunate incident Amanda Uchechi Ugo, ‘f’ 23yrs, of Umumbiri in Ahaizu Mbaise LGA of Imo State, was arrested at the scene of the crime by the operatives. More so, a pistol gun with breach number 5199225, assigned to the deceased officer was tactfully collected from her.

On interrogation, she volunteered a confessional statement admitting that she shot the Police Corporal who was her lover after a serious altercation that led to a fight with him.”

Meanwhile the state Commissioner of Police, CP Aboki Danjuma, has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Owerri, to carry out a comprehensive investigation and arraign the suspect in court with the appropriate criminal charge on completion of the investigation.

Credit : The Nation Newspaper