There is currently a massive protest in Sagamu, Ogun state, over the killing of assistant captain of Remo Stars football club, Tiamiyu Kazeem aka Kaka.
In a video sighted by LailasNews, a large turnout of protesters can be seen chanting anti-SARS songs. The crowd comprised of mostly elderly people, holding branches cut from trees.
Watch a short clip of the protest below;
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This is coming after a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS allegedly killed Tiyamu Kazeem.
According to an eyewitness, the SARS officer stopped the footballer to label him a Yahoo Boy and they insisted on taking him to the nearby police station.
The eyewitness said;
“The SARS officer stopped Tiyamiyu Kazeem insisting that he was a Yahoo Boy, he brought out his identity (ID) card to identify himself as a player of Remo Stars FC but the officer insisted on taking him to the nearest police station in Sagamu.”
“Tiyamiyu and Sanni obliged, followed the SARS officers, only for them to notice that they were driving towards Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway, then the guys questioned to know were the SARS officers were taking them to, but this prompted them to stop the car and push him (Tiyamiyu) out of the car, whereby an unknowing vehicle knocked him down.” He was immediately rushed to Fakoya Hospital in Sagamu, where it was confirmed that Tiyamiyu Kazeem was no more.
The police have since denied killing the youngster, alleging that the player jumped off the moving vehicle, thereby killing himself.
Read the full statement by the police below;
“A Police Inspector attached to Zonal Intervention Squad Obada-Oko in Abeokuta said to have received information about the deceased that he always put on military apparel knowing fully well that he is not a military personnel.
“Based on the information, the Inspector went to Shagamu and saw the deceased putting on a military cap consequent upon which he got him arrested.
“On the way to Abeokuta, the vehicle they were traveling with developed a mechanical fault and while the officer was trying to rectify the fault, the arrested person jumped down from the vehicle to escape.
“In his bid to run across the road, an oncoming vehicle which is on high speed knocked him down and he died on the spot.”
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Police Command, has ordered the immediate arrest of the officer for his unprofessional act of leaving an arrested person alone in the vehicle.
“A full-scale investigation into the case has commenced by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.”