Chaos in Sagamu as protest for Remo Stars defender turns bloody
Hundreds of Sagamu residents trooped out to protest the sudden demise of Remo Stars vice-captain Tiamiyu Kazeem after he was harassed by the officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Ogun State Police Command.
On Monday, the angry protesters moved to the Akarigbo Palace to voice their displeasure with the brutality of the security operatives, and they were addressed by former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi and Honourable Abdul Bashir Oladunjoye who is represnting Sagamu Consituency 1 at the House of Assembly.
— chijioke, Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering(Affidavit). (@Ekwulu) February 24, 2020
After leaving the palace in Ita-Oba area, the protesters continued their movement across the town but they were allegedly attacked by security operatives with their gunshots resulting in unrest in Sagamu.
Why are these rogue @PoliceNG men shooting at innocent citizens? I heard this is Sagamu in Ogun State. The Ogun State Commissioner of Police must take full responsibility in case of any casualty. #EndSARS
— Olúyẹmí Fásípè ?? (@YemieFash) February 24, 2020
On paper, SARS can only investigate cases of armed robbery and kidnapping. However, our research shows that they also investigate civil cases, including business disputes, and in some cases torture detainees suspected of involvement in non-criminal disputes. #EndSARS #Sagamu
— Amnesty Int. Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) February 24, 2020
What would it cost the Leadership of @PoliceNG to visit Sagamu and responsibly and, in humility, interface with residents of the community with a firm promise to bring the killers of Tiamiyu Kazeem to book rather than confronting the protesters with guns and killing more?
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) February 24, 2020
We have failed as a country. #Sagamu
— AG BABY (@adekunleGOLD) February 24, 2020