Police Boss Disbands Zonal Intervention Squads
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Abubakar Adamu, has ordered the closure of all Police Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS) satellite offices.
ZIS is a special unit under the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone II that operate mostly around border communities of Lagos and Ogun States.
Naija News reports that an officer of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) allegedly killed Remo Stars Football Club defender, 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.
The killing of the football player led to massive protests on Monday in Sagamu, Ogun State.
During a condolence visit to the home of the deceased footballer alongside Governor Dapo Abiodun, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, in-charge of Research and Planning, Peter Ogunyanwo, announced the scrap.
Ogunyanwo, who represented the Police IG, said Adamu has ordered that all activities at the satellite offices should be handed over to Commissioners of Police in the state.
He also assured that everyone responsible for his death would be prosecuted accordingly.
Speaking during a visit to the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, Governor Abiodun said: “Today, I was on a condolence visit to the residence of Tiamiyu Kazeem’s parents.
“Tiamiyu, who was until his death, vice-captain of the Remo Stars Football Club died in an unfortunate encounter with some men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) who were on an illegal mission.
“Kaka’s death is irreversibly regrettable because Ogun State has lost a man of unexplored talents.
“But this long-awaited, significant reform within the structures of the Nigerian Police assures us of an end to such anomalies.”