Ogun state governor to investigate footballer’s death

According to a report, a local football star name, Tiyamu Kazeem was allegedly killed by a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) from the Ogun State Command.

The young footballer who is a player of the Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) was said to have been stopped while he was driving along Sagamu area of Ogun State with one of his teammates, Sanni Abubakar.

 

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According to an eyewitness, he claimed that the SARS officer stopped the footballer to label him a Yahoo Boy and they insisted on taking him to the nearby police station.

“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.

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Meanwhile,  the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has urged players and supporters of Remo Stars FC, residents of Sagamu and indeed the Ogun State people to remain calm, following the tragic incident.

While expressing shock at the details of the tragic ordeal, the governor assured that a proper, transparent and independent investigation would be immediately launched into the incident to unravel the exact circumstances of the occurrence and bring persons found guilty to book.

He further stated that the first business of government was the security and welfare of the citizens of the state.

He added that the case of Kaka would not be an exception. He promised that Kaka’s unfortunate case would not be swept under the carpet. Governor Abiodun, however, called on everyone to maintain peace and calm during the investigation and be confident that anyone found culpable would be brought to book according to the laid down laws.

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