The Imo state Police Command has confirmed the death of a police officer, Cosmas Ugwu, who was allegedly shot and killed by his girl friend in a police station.
The 23-year-old lady was said to have walked into the police station in Imo State and shot Ugwu to death on Dec.26.
The incident happened at Ezinihitte Area Command, while the lady, Amanda Uchechi Ugo, hails from Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.
According to the source, the lady walked into the room occupied by Ugwu in the office and reportedly shot Ugwu three times.
Officers on the counter were said to have ran to safety when they heard three gunshots from the room being occupied by Ugwu.
“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.
“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.
“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.”
The remains of the slain officer have been deposited at the Obizi mortuary, while the suspect is in the police custody.
Henry Okoye, the Police Public Relations Officer in Imo State, confirmed the incident.
“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,” he said.