Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) Assistant Captain and Defender, Tiyamu Kazeem (Kaka), has been allegedly killed by a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) from the Ogun State Command.
The incident occurred yesterday afternoon (Saturday) in Sagamu while he was driving along Sagamu area of Ogun State with one of his teammates, Sanni Abubakar.
According to an eyewitness account, the SARS officer stopped the footballer to accuse him of being a yahoo yahoo boy and 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 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 unknown vehicle with full speed knocked him down.”
He was immediately rushed to Fakoya Hospital in Sagamu, where he was confirmed dead.
Until his death, he was a humble and reliable defender for Remo Stars FC in the ongoing 2019/2020 Nigeria National League (NNL).
It will be recalled that the IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has warned the SARS officers from chasing after yahoo yahoo boys and followed strictly the terms of their encouragement.