A shocking confession has emerged from a 23-year-old girl who admitted to killing her police boyfriend with his own revolver last Tuesday.
Amanda Uchechi Ugo, from Umumbiri in Ahaizu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, said she shot Police Corporal Cosmas Ugwu after a heated argument that turned violent in his room at the Area Command Barrack, Ezinihitte-Mbaise.
According to Amanda, she grabbed the Police Corporal’s revolver, with breach number 5199225, during the scuffle and fired three shots at his chest and hand.
She said she acted in self-defense, as he was trying to strangle her.
According to The Nation, The police spokesman, Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident on Friday, saying that the operatives of the area command heard the gunshots and rushed to the scene, where they found Corporal Ugwu lying on the floor in his room, bleeding profusely from his gunshot wounds.
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.” he said.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Aboki Danjuma, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Owerri, to conduct a thorough investigation and charge the suspect in court with the appropriate criminal offense on completion of the investigation.