How Police allegedly causes untimely death of ‘Kaka’, a promising football star
The Assistant Captain of Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) Tiyamu Kazeem , popularly called Kaka has been allegedly killed by a policeman from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Ogun State Command.
Penpushing reports that, the Club Media Manager, Oladimeji Oshode made this known in a statement, adding that the incident occurred on Saturday) in Sagamu while he(footballer) was driving along Sagamu area with one of his teammates, Sanni Abubakar.
The Club spokesman said, an eyewitness, said that the officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) 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 where 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”,Oshode said
Penpushing further reports that, the Media Manager said the victim was immediately rushed to Fakoya Hospital in Sagamu, where it was confirmed dead, adding that, until his death, he was a humble and reliable defender for Remo Stars FC in the ongoing 2019/2020 Nigeria National League (NNL).
The Club described Kaka’s death as irreparable loss, adding that,’this is a great loss to Remo Stars family and the entire football fraternity.May his soul rest in perfect peace and may the Lord help the family to bear the irreparable loss
Penpushing also reports that, the Ogun State Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi in his account said, a police inspector attached to zonal intervention squad Obada -Oko in Abeokuta was said to have received an information about the deceased that he always put on military apparels knowing fully well that he is not a military personnel.
The police spokesman in a statement titled,’ Shagamu Incident: Fact of the Case’, said, based on the information, the inspector went to Shagamu and saw the deceased putting on a military cap consequent upon which he got him arrested.
‘On the way to Abeokuta, the vehicle they were traveling with developed a mechanical fault and while the officer was trying to rectify the fault, the arrested person jumped down from the vehicle to escape. In his bid to run across the road, an oncoming vehicle which is on high speed knocked him down and he died on the spot’,Oyeyemi said.
Penpushing also reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer said following the ugly development, the commissioner of Police has ordered the immediate arrest of the officer for his unprofessional act of leaving an arrested person alone in the vehicle.
The Command said a full scale investigation into the case has commenced by State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, adding that normalcy has been restored as members of the public has been assured of proper investigation of the case.
So Kakas life was lost on the Sagamu express because police alleged that he wore soldiers cap.
Let us ask the Ogun State Commissioner of Police what value is attached to like fe under his Command? Was the police officer who left Abeokuta to shagamu officially detailed for the journrney?