Failed love: Police officer shoots couple, self dead in Imo

Pic.13. Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu, during the handing over ceremony of the 19th to the 20th IGP at the Police Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday (16/1/19). 00555/16/1/2019/Anthony Alabi/NAN

A police inspector under the Imo State Police Command, Kenneth Enamika, has shot a couple, Cajetan and Oluchi Aputanze to death and thereafter, committed suicide.

The incident occured in Mgbidi, Oru West Local Government Area of Imo State on Tuesday.

It was gathered that the police officer wrote a suicide note before killing the couple and himself.

Orlando Ikeokwu, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer said the inspector wrote in the note that Oluchi had promised to marry him after collecting N150,000 from him, but later married another.

According to him: “On March 22, 2020, one Alloy Eze of Ozoara, Mgbidi, Oru West LGA, Imo State, reported to the Oru West Divisional Police Headquarters that he returned home only to meet the corpses of three persons behind his house.

“Upon the receipt of the report, personnel of the division moved to the scene and met the corpses of Oluchi Aputanze, Cajetan Aputanze and Inspector Kenneth Enamika, who was attached to the 29 Police Mobile Force, Awka, Anambra State.

“One AK-47 rifle was recovered from the scene as well as a note declaring intent to kill Oluchi and Cajetan Aputanze and to also commit suicide. In the note, Enamika claimed that Oluchi obtained the sum of N150,000 from him, claiming that she was single and had accepted to marry him.

“Enamika later discovered that she was actually married to Cajetan Aputanze. He also claimed that in an effort to recover his money, Cajetan threatened to kill him through diabolical means. As a result, he resorted to self-help, that is, by killing the couple and committing suicide.”