Police dismisses SARS officer who killed footballer Tiamiyu Kazeem

The SARS operative Olaniyi Ogunsoro who was reported to have killed Remo Stars FC footballer Tiamiyu Kazeem, has been dismissed by The Nigerian Police Force, Ogun State Command.

He was dismissed for the part he played in the death of the footballer on Saturday, February 22, 2020.


According to a Press release by Remo Stars Football Club, Tiamiyu was picked up by SARS officials on his way home from training with a colleague. He was accused of being an internet Fraudster (Yahoo boy).

Tiamiyu reportedly identified himself as a footballer as the SARS operatives were taking him to their office in Abeokuta and he was allegedly pushed out from the SARS vehicle by the officers. An oncoming vehicle crushed him to death on the Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway.

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A police statement initially claimed the footballer jumped out of the vehicle in an attempt to escape and was crushed by an oncoming vehicle.

However, Sanni Abubakar, a friend and teammate of Kazeem, who was also arrested by the SARS officials, said the SARS officials pushed Tiamiyu out of their Toyota Sienna vehicle before he was killed by an oncoming vehicle.

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun also visited the grieving family and promised to ensure that justice is served

 

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