The Nigeria Police Force, Imo State Command has arrested 23-year-old, Amanda Uchechi, for allegedly killing her police lover on Tuesday night.

This was confirmed in a press statement released by the command spokesman, Henry Okoye who revealed that the suspected murder incident occurred at the Ezinihitte-Mbaise area of the state.

According to the statement, the deceased identified as Corporal Cosmas Ugwu was met in his pool of blood after a gun was shot thrice from the Area Command’s Barracks on Tuesday night, adding that Ugwu was rushed to a nearby medical facility where he was eventually confirmed dead.

The statement reads: “On Tuesday, 26/12/2023 at about 18:32hrs, 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 an Evergreen Hospital in Ezinihitte-Mbaise where he was certified dead by a medical practitioner. His corpse has been deposited at the morgue for preservation.

“In a swift follow-up to the unfortunate incident, Amanda Uchechi Ugo, ‘f’ 23yrs, of Umumbiri in Ahaizu Mbaise LGA of Imo State, who was seen at the scene of the crime, was arrested by the operatives and a pistol with breach number 5199225 assigned to the deceased officers was tactfully collected from her.

“On interrogation, she volunteered a confessional statement admitting that the deceased police inspector was her boyfriend and that she shot him with the pistol over a serious altercation she had with him.”

According to the police spokesman, the suspect is now at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Owerri, and will be arraigned in court upon completion of the investigation.