Death by Law


It has been many years since Shakespeare’s Romeo&Juliet where the principal characters died from an excess of love. Over the years, a lot of passersby and pedestrians have died or being severely injured by convoys. It was usually the government motorcade that drove our roads carelessly but over time, some rich folks convinced themselves that they had to ‘up’ their status with a convoy.
So the customized number plates started to dwindle and convoys of rich people started to increase. And because the convoys were driven by uniformed men, they drove as they liked after all they were “the law”. Their rough driving has on many occasions being a source of concern and on one occasion, has put a governor at risk. A case in point when they had people screaming for justice was when negotiations were going on between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) who were on strike at the time. Prof Iyama was said to have been killed on impact by a governor’s convoy as he was enroute the point of meeting.
Sadly though, it takes an important person to help us see the existing flaws in our system.
Another case is the ban of motorcycles on our express roads. The police were authorised to seize any which they found breaking the law. Funny enough, the motorcycle that very nearly ran a pedestrian down a few minutes ago had two army guys on it. The symbol of law breaks it, with no consequence I might add. And that’s because it didn’t just start today hence the powers that be cannot claim ignorance of this sad truth.

A note to pedestrians: an all-seeing-eye is needed for us to arrive our destinations. Be careful, the law is not at its best!


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