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Ogun Assembly cautions police over death of Remo Stars’ player


The Ogun State House of Assembly has condemned the circumstances surrounding the death of Kazeem Tiamiyu, a player plying his trade with Remo Stars Football Club.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo stated this on Thursday, during a plenary held at the legislature’s Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Tiamiyu was reportedly killed after he was allegedly thrown out of the moving vehicle by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives after he was arrested for wearing Army Camouflage.

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Oluomo urged the Police in the state Command to caution its officers to be more civil in the discharge of their duties of securing lives and property of residents in the state.

According to him, the unprofessional conduct of some operatives of SARS recently led to the unfortunate incident.

He tasked the management of the force to step up machinery at monitoring their officers and men towards desisting from abuse of human rights during security operations.

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He commended the timely intervention of the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, the Inspector General of Police and the Assistant Inspector General of Police in the Zone for their swift response to the incident.

Oluomo called for more training for the security personnel to further improve on their conducts while admonishing youth to reflect a sense of responsibility and dignity in their dressings.

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Earlier in their separate submissions under personal explanation, a member representing Sagamu I, Abdul Bashir Oladunjoye and his Sagamu II counterpart, Ademola Adeniran intimated the Assembly of the misconduct of the SARS Operative, leading to the untimely death of a promising young footballer.

They said numerous innocent citizens had suffered illegal harassment and subsequent detention from the SARS Operatives under the guise of embarking on security raids within the Sagamu axis of the State.