Tragedy as Girlfriend Shoots Policeman to Death in Imo

Tragedy as Girlfriend Shoots Policeman to Death in Imo

  • A police officer, Cosmas Ugwu, has been shot to death by his girlfriend at the Ezinihitte Area Command in Imo state.
  • Ugwu was killed with his police rifle by his 23-year-old girlfriend during a serious fight on Tuesday, December 26
  • The state Police Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye, disclosed that plans are on the ground to arraign the suspect journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Ezinihitte, Imo state - 23-year-old Amanda Uchechi Ugo has been arrested for shooting her lover, a police officer, Cosmas Ugwu, to death in Imo state.

As reported by The Punch, the tragic incident occurred around 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 26 (Boxing Day) at the Ezinihitte Area Command.

Tragedy as girlfriend shoots policeman to death in Imo
23-year-old girl arrested for killing her police officer boyfriend in Imo state Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
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A source said the deceased was pronounced dead by the doctor after he was rushed immediately to Evergreen Hospital in Ezinihitte.

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Amanda was said to have shot him three times in his chest and his left hand with a police officer during an altercation.

“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.”

Imo police react

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation with The Punch.

“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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Meanwhile, reported that a woman, whose identity remains undisclosed, allegedly fatally stabbed her boyfriend, known as Tony, during a dispute that unfolded between them on Friday, December 22 in Rivers state.

According to reports, Tony and the suspect engaged in an argument on the specified date, leading to him assaulting her.

In the act of self-defence, the girlfriend reportedly stabbed Tony in the neck. Despite Tony's injury, the altercation continued, with the couple moving into the street.

24-year-old housewife kills driver in Kano

In a related incident, the Kano State Police Command has publicly presented a 24-year-old suspect accused of killing her chauffeur.

The accused, Hafsat Sirajo, a married woman to Dayyabu Abdullahi, openly admitted to the charges while speaking to the media.

Following the ongoing police investigation, she is anticipated to face legal proceedings in court.


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