The Inspector-Normal of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Deputy Inspector Normal of Police accountable for the Drive Legal Investigation Division (FCID), DIG Anthony Ogbizi, to analyze the killing of a participant of Remo stars soccer membership, Tiyamiyu Kazeem.
Conflicting experiences emerged on Saturday of how Mr Kazeem, an Assistant Captain and Defender with the membership, was killed, with the police claiming that he was knocked down by a automobile whereas attempting to cross the expressway with the intention to evade arrest by males of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS).
Nonetheless, eyewitness accounts mentioned Mr Kazeem was pushed out of a transferring automobile by law enforcement officials, resulting in his dying.
This sparked outrage by some aggrieved residents who took to the streets to protest the killing of Mr Kazeem, accusing the Police of wrongdoing.
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A press release by the Drive Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba on Monday mentioned the IGP gave the order at the moment whereas reviewing every day experiences of main crime incidents throughout the nation.
“The IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the DIG in-charge of the FCID, DIG Anthony Ogbizi to, with immediate effect, take over investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Late Mr. Tiamiyu Kazeem in Sagamu, Ogun State on 22nd February 2020,” the assertion learn partially.
He added that the IGP whereas commiserating with the household and buddies of the deceased referred to as for calm and guaranteed that justice can be finished within the matter whereas reiterating that any particular person discovered culpable can be dropped at e-book.
Tiyamiyu Kazeem was Assistant Captain and Defender of Remo Stars Soccer membership till his dying on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Photograph: Remo Stars Twitter Account
The arrest of Mr Kazeem was ordered after he was suspected to be sporting a army outfit.
Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was quoted in a press release saying:
“A Police Inspector connected to Zonal Intervention Squad Obada-Oko in Abeokuta mentioned to have acquired details about the deceased that he at all times placed on army attire understanding absolutely nicely that he’s not army personnel.
“Based mostly on the knowledge, the Inspector went to Shagamu and noticed the deceased placing on a army cap consequent upon which he acquired him arrested.
“On the way in which to Abeokuta, the automobile they had been touring with developed a mechanical fault and whereas the officer was attempting to rectify the fault, the arrested particular person jumped down from the automobile to flee.
“In his bid to run throughout the street, an oncoming automobile which is on excessive pace knocked him down and he died on the spot,” he added.
In the meantime, the eyewitness account quoted by the Membership, nevertheless, contradicted the report by the police.
The membership quoted in components: “The SARS officer stopped Tiyamiyu Kazeem insisting that he was a Yahoo Boy, he introduced out his id (ID) card to establish himself as a participant of Remo Stars FC however the officer insisted on taking him to the closest police station in Sagamu.
“Tiyamiyu and Sanni obliged, adopted the SARS officers, just for them to note that they had been driving in the direction of Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway, then the fellows questioned to know the place the SARS officers had been taking them to, however this prompted them to cease the automotive and push him (Tiyamiyu) out of the automotive, whereby an unknowing automobile knocked him down.”