Tragedy struck in Mgbidi, Oru West Local Government Area of Imo State on Sunday as a senior policeman shot a couple to death, dropped a suicide note and then shot himself too.
Imo State Police Command spokesman, Orlando Ikeokwu disclosed this on Tuesday.
He said the policeman, an inspector, Kenneth Enamika, shot the couple, Cajethan and Oluchi Aputanze, before turning the gun on himself.
The police spokesman disclosed that Enamika wrote in his suicide note that Oluchi collected N150,000 from him under the guise of marrying him but failed to do so or refund the money.
Ikeokwu said, “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, Cajethan 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 Cajethan 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 Cajethan Aputanze. He also claimed that in an effort to recover his money, Cajethan threatened to kill him through diabolical means. As a result, he resorted to self-help, that is, by killing the couple and committing suicide.”
He added that the remains of the three persons have been evacuated and deposited at a mortuary.