Nigeria: “FCT Police Commissioner Launches Investigation into Suspicious Death of Veritas University Student”

Nigeria: “FCT Police Commissioner Launches Investigation into Suspicious Death of Veritas University Student”

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

On May 2, 2024, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Commissioner, Benneth Igweh, took swift action in response to a distressing incident at Veritas University in Abuja. The untimely death of a 100-level computer science student, Joshua Èjuojo Daniel-Ejigbo, sparked grave concerns within the community and raised questions about the circumstances surrounding his demise.

Initial reports suggested that Daniel-Ejigbo had collapsed and passed away while engaging in physical exercise at the university’s gymnasium. However, subsequent findings revealed a far more troubling reality: the young student had sustained five stab wounds, concealed from his family and the public eye.

The revelation of these wounds, discovered after the student’s passing, led to suspicions of foul play and gross negligence on the part of the university and its staff. Family members, represented by human rights lawyer Deji Adeyanju, voiced their concerns and called for a thorough investigation into the matter.

In response to mounting pressure and public outcry, Commissioner Igweh promptly ordered an urgent probe into the incident. The Deputy Commissioner in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was tasked with leading a discreet inquiry to uncover the truth behind Daniel-Ejigbo’s tragic death.

The unfolding events shed light on potential lapses in campus security, medical response protocols, and transparency within educational institutions. As the investigation progresses, it is imperative for authorities to ensure accountability, justice, and the safeguarding of students’ welfare.

The case serves as a somber reminder of the importance of thorough investigations, transparency, and accountability in handling tragic incidents within academic institutions. It underscores the need for proactive measures to prevent similar occurrences and uphold the safety and well-being of students and staff members alike.

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