The Imo State Police Command in Nigeria has confirmed the suicide of a Police Inspector, Kenneth Enamika attached to 29 PMF, Awka in Anambra State, after killing his ex-lover, Oluchi Aputanze (and her husband) for allegedly deceiving him and marrying someone else.
He was apparently frustrated that Oluchi left him for Cajethan Aputanze – whom she married afterwards – despite his financial commitments to her.
The police inspector left a suicide note and an AK-47 rifle at the scene, indicating that he shot and killed his ex-lover, Oluchi and subsequently killed his rival, Oluchi’s husband (Cajethan) before taking his own life.
The death of the three people has thrown the entire community into mourning. According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, the incident took place on Sunday, March 22.
A source from the Mgbidi community in Oru West Local Council of Imo State, Eze Ozoara, who reported the incident to the police said the the suicide note contained how the late Inspector had given Oluchi the sum of N150,000 on trust that she would marry him, only for him to discover later that she had already married Cajethan.
Broken by the betrayal, he confronted Oluchi to refund his money, but Oluchi’s husband threatened the late police officer with a charm, which eventually made him take the law into his own hands by killing the couple and himself.
Ikeokwu said the bodies have been deposited in the morgue while investigation has begun.