The local league was thrown into mourning after the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) allegedly killed the assistant captain of Remo stars, Tiamiyu Kazeem.
The Nigerian National League (NNL) side announced this in a series of post on their Twitter account. According to the details, the player nicknamed ‘Kaka’ was driving around Shagamu area in Ogun state before SARS officers apprehended him.
He was allegedly accused of being a criminal the SARS official. However, despite showing revealing his identity as a player of Remo stars, the SARS officer refused to listen.
This reportedly led to an argument between the player and SARS officials. According to reports made available by Remo stars, SARS officials were taking Kazeem to the nearest police station.
But on their way, the player questioned the officials on where they are going as there was no police station in sight. This reportedly prompted the officers to push the player out of the car into a moving vehicle.
Remo Stars FC Player faced Untimely Death in the Hands of SARS Officers
Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) Assistant Captain and Defender, Tiyamu Kazeem (Kaka) has been killed by a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) from the Ogun State Command.
— Remo Stars Sports Club (@RemoStarsSC) February 22, 2020
He was rushed to the hospital after he was knocked down, but he was confirmed dead.
Following the news, a couple of people including Super Eagles star, John Ogu, have spoken against the menace SARS are causing in the society. The former Hapoel Beer Sheva took to his Twitter account to express his anger at SARS.
WTF is wrong with SARS killing innocent football players hustling or citizens back home in our country ?This has to stop 😡😡😡😡😡. That was how a player was killed some years back playing in our local league ..
— John Ogu (@ogujohnugo) February 22, 2020
Meanwhile, Ogun state commissioner of Police has ordered the immediate arrest of the officer for his unprofessional act and has called for a full investigation into the matter.