Remo Stars footballer’s death: One feared dead as residents protest
One person was feared dead as scores of residents on Monday staged a protest in Sagamu, Ogun State over the death of Remo Stars Football Club player, Tiyamiyu Kazeem.
The protesters, who took to the streets, also stormed the palace of Akarigbo and the Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, demanding justice for the deceased.
However, the protest has allegedly claimed one life as it turned violent.
The protesters condemned the incessant brutality and indiscriminate arrests by law enforcement agents in the town and its environs.
The atmosphere in Sagamu was tense as the protesters move from one point to the other chanting anti-police slogans.
The protesters were also joined by a former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, who was sighted at the palace in solidarity with the protesters and to calm frayed nerves.
The PUNCH gathered that a member of the House of Representatives representing Remo Federal Constituency, Mrs Adewunmi Onanuga, and the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Funmi Efuwape, were also at the palace to appeal to the people.
Armed policemen have been deployed in the town to forestall a breakdown of law and order.
Kazeem, popularly known as Kaka, was reportedly killed on Saturday along the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway after he was arrested by operatives of the Zonal Intervention Squad in Obada area of the state.
Details later… Punch