At Least One Dead As Residents Protest Death Of Remo Stars Player

News Update
8
0

 

Some aggrieved residents of Sagamu in Ogun state have taken to the streets to protest the death of a player of Remo stars football club, Tiyamiyu Kazeem.

Conflicting reports emerged on Saturday over the death of Tiyamiyu, the Assistant Captain and Defender with the club.

The police claimed that he was knocked down by a vehicle while trying to cross the expressway in order to evade arrest by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

But eyewitness accounts said the police officers had “pushed” Tiyamiyu out of a moving vehicle, leading to his death.

READ ALSO: South East Is Better Secured Than Any Other Region – Governor Umahi

 

Tiyamiyu Kazeem was Assistant Captain and Defender of Remo Stars Football club until his death on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Photo: Remo Stars Twitter Account
Tiyamiyu Kazeem was Assistant Captain and Defender of Remo Stars Football club until his death on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Photo: Remo Stars Twitter Account

 

The protest on Monday, according to an eyewitness went violent as at least one person was feared dead.

Although the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, could not confirm this when contacted.

Reports have it that the protest got violent while the aggrieved protesters allegedly attempted to set a police station in the town ablaze.

The protesters were said to have condemned the death of the footballer demanding justice while a thorough investigation into the alleged killing should be immediately instituted.

Facebook Comments

Comments are closed.