Remo Stars player: Armed policemen deployed as women, youths protest in Sagamu

Remo Starplayer, Late Tiamiyu Kazeem

Kunle Olayeni, Abeokuta 


Youths and residents of Sagamu, Ogun State, are currently embarking on a protest over the controversial death of Remo Stars Football Club player, Tiyamiyu Kazeem. 
Kazeem, popularly known as Kaka, was killed on Saturday along the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway during an encounter with operatives of the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS), Obada, who suspected him of being an internet fraudster (Yahoo boy).
While police authorities claimed that the deceased attempted to escape after arrest and was knocked down by an oncoming vehicle, the player’s teammate, Sanni Abubakar, who was with him at the time of arrest, alleged that he was pushed out of the car and got knocked down by a passing vehicle.
Enraged by the incident, aggrieved mothers and youths in Sagamu, where the late player and his parents lived, took to the streets on Monday. 
The protesters also stormed the palace of Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, demanding justice for the deceased. 
They condemned incessant police brutality and indiscriminate arrests by law enforcement agents in the town and its environs.
New Telegraph learnt that a former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, was also at the palace in solidarity with the protesters and to calm frayed nerves.
Apart from Daniel, member of the House of Representatives representing Remo Federal Constituency, Mrs Adewunmi Onanuga, and the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Funmi Efuwape, were at the palace to appeal to the people.
As at the time of filing this report, the atmosphere in the town was tense as the protesters move from one point to the other chanting anti-police slogans.
Armed policemen were said to have been deployed in the town to forestall a breakdown of law and order. 

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