Kaka: IGP Orders Investigation into the Death of Footballer in Police Custody

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SWITZERLAND, FEBRUARY 24 – The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu 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 IGP gave the order today, 24th February, 2020 while reviewing daily reports of major crime incidents across the country.

This is indicated in a statement released by the police on monday.

“Meanwhile, the IGP while commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, calls for calm and assures that justice will be done in the matter, reiterating that any person found culpable will be brought to book,” the police said.

Tiyamiyu Kazeem, assistant captain of Remo Stars FC better known as ‘Kaka’, was killed in Sagamu last weekend.

The talented defender was reported to have been killed by an officer of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.

In a statement on Saturday, Oladimeji Oshode, Remo Stars media officer, said the incident happened at about noon along Sagamu road.

According to him, the accused officer stopped the vehicle the deceased was driving. Kazeem was said to have been with Sanni Abubakar, his teammate.

The footballer was allegedly pushed out of the vehicle by the SARS operative, who had mistaken him for a suspected internet fraudster (Yahoo boy), before he was hit by an incoming vehicle.

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