The alleged killing of Tiamiyu Kazeem, a football player by a policeman on Saturday, has prompted the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to order a probe into the incident.
The tragic incident had in its trail protests across Remo and Sagamu in Ogun State on Monday.
Responding after the protests, Adamu ordered Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge federal criminal investigation department to probe the killing of the footballer whom the police earlier said died after jumping out of a vehicle.
Read a police tweeter handle: “Unfortunate death of Tiamiyu Kazeem in Sagamu, Ogun state:
Nigeria Police Force
UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF TIAMIYU KAZEEM IN SAGAMU, OGUN STATE: IGP ORDERS DIG FCID TO TAKE OVER INVESTIGATIONS
- Calls for Calm
4:27 PM – Feb 24, 2020
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Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman of the Ogun police command, had said Kazeem was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver while trying to escape after he had been arrested, stressing that the deceased was arrested for wearing a military cap and not on the suspicion of being an internet fraudster.
But family members of Kazeem said witnesses told them that the late footballer who was with Sanni Abubakar, one of his teammates, was pushed out of a vehicle by a SARS operative, who had mistaken him for a suspected internet fraudster (Yahoo boy).
Kazeem was said to have been hit by an incoming vehicle after the incident.
Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun, had earlier called for the arrest of those behind the footballer’s death.
As a follow-up to the case of Tiamiyu Kazeem AKA Kaka, a player with the
who passed away on Saturday during his encounter with a SARS officer, I have instructed the Commissioner of Police to ensure that the culprit gets arrested & brought to book accordingly.
…‘Kill me too’ — Father Of Slain Football Player Pounces On Officer @ Police Station
In a related development, the father of the slain player of Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) who was allegedly killed by a policeman, created a scene at the police station in Remo, Ogun State, over the death of his son.
The footballer was reportedly killed during an argument with men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on his way to Sagamu on Saturday afternoon.
In a video, the father of the deceased was seen grabbing a man said to be an officer who was in mufti, as he lamented in Yoruba: “I’m dead! My son who still ate in my house last night but said he was on his way to his mother’s house was killed like that… You’ll kill me too.”
A young man, who was also protesting the death of Kazeem, hit the officer on the chest, shouting: “I’ll fight you.”
Another policeman in mufti sued for calm but the aggrieved individuals demanded justice.