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Atiku Reacts To SARS ‘Killing’ of Remo Stars Defender



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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called for the reformation of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) following the death of Remo Stars defender.

Naija News reports that an officer of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) allegedly killed Tiyamiyu Kazeem, better known as ‘Kaka’.

In a statement by Remo Stars media officer, Oladimeji Oshode, the club’s captain was killed at about noon on Saturday along Sagamu road.

The club spokesperson accused the SARS operative of stopping the vehicle Kazeem was driving alongside his teammate Sanni Abubakar.

According to Oshode, Kazeem was allegedly pushed out of the vehicle by the SARS operative, who had mistaken him for a suspected internet fraudster (Yahoo boy), before he was hit by an oncoming vehicle.

However, the Ogun State Police Command claimed he jumped down from their vehicle, on their way to the police station, and was crushed by a hit-and-run driver.

This online platform reports that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, ordered an investigation into the death of Tiamiyu Kazeem.

Police Reform

Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Atiku Abubakar condemned the actions of police officers, adding that they are in the society to protect not to harm Nigerians.

He wrote: “The reform of the Nigeria Police, especially the SARS unit, is long overdue.

“The Nigeria Police is meant to protect the life and property of our citizens and not to put them into harm’s way.”

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.