IGP Orders Investigation Into Killing Of Remo Stars Player
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Division (FCID), DIG Anthony Ogbizi, to investigate the killing of a player of Remo stars football club, Tiyamiyu Kazeem.
However, the IGP issued a statement on Monday to override the initially planned investigation into the incident.
The statement published on the police force’s Twitter handle read, “The IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered the DIG in-charge of the FCID, DIG Anthony Ogbizi to, with immediate effect, take over investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of the late Mr Tiamiyu Kazeem in Sagamu, Ogun State on February 22, 2020.
“The IGP gave the order today, 24th February 2020, while reviewing daily reports of major crime incidents across the country.”
“Meanwhile, the IGP while commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, calls for calm and assures that justice will be done in the matter, reiterating that any person found culpable will be brought to book.”
The killing of Tiamiyu had triggered protests in Sagamu, with at least one person feared dead on Monday.
The person was reportedly killed when a team of policemen attempted to disperse the protesters with live bullets.