The Murder Of Angela Igwetu And The Nigerian System By Adedotun Oluwaseyi


When the news about the shooting and death of Miss Angela Igwetu, a corps member, just few hours to her passing out ceremony in Abuja broke, many faulted the policeman accused of the deed and sympathized with her family. The graduate of the University of Lagos was hit on her side by the bullet fired by Inspector Benjamin Peters when he claimed to have heard the girl’s shout for help. She was rushed to the Garki Hospital where she bled to her death for want of a police report and money to deposit. 

This tragic event, once again, exposed the undeserved flaws in the Nigerian medical and criminal justice system. The sequence of events leading to the untimely death of the lady starts with the uncatiuous and trigger-happy police inspector and the sheer lack of willingness of the hospital to save a life rather than make profit. 

The Nigerian Police not only needs restructuring but a…


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