The management of Remo Stars Football Club said a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) from the Ogun State Command pushed the side’s assistant captain, Tiyamu Kazeem, aka Kaka to death.
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The defender’s death on Saturday while returning from the club’s training in Abeokuta provoked furious reactions from youths in Sagamu area of the state where the incident happened.
While some accounts said he was shot by the police after he was accused of being an internet fraudster better known as Yahoo Yahoo and died from gunshot injuries, the Nigeria National League side’s version of the story in a statement its Media Manager, Oladimeji Oshode released was that his killer pushed him to death.
The statement reads in part: “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 were 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.
“He was immediately rushed to Fakoya Hospital in Sagamu, where it was confirmed that Tiyamiyu Kazeem was no more.”