Woman Arrested for Allegedly Killing Police Officer

Police Operatives of Ezinihitte-Mbaise Area Command have arrested a 23-year-old lady, Amanda Uchechi Ugo, of Umumbiri in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State for allegedly shooting her lover, a Police Corporal, after a serious altercation that led to a brawl.

The suspect was apprehended by the police after they heard three gunshots emanating from the area command’s barracks and “tactically manoeuvred” to the scene where they met Corporal Cosmas Ugwu in his room with gunshot injuries on his chest and hand and lying helplessly in the pool of his blood.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Henry Okoye, disclosed this in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP Weekend.

“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,” he said.

The PPRO submitted that sequel to the unfortunate incident, Amanda Uchechi Ugo 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”, he said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, 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 while further development on case would be communicated to the public.