The Ogun State Police Command has recommended that operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad allegedly involved in the killing of the Assistant Captain of Remo Stars Football Club, Tiamiyu Kazeem, be dismissed.
The State’s Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday, said the police management team paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased on Monday and promised that justice would be done on the matter.
He stated that the operative acted unprofessionally, adding that the SARS operative involved in the arrest of the late Tiamiyu had been tried in the orderly room.
Oyeyemi further said the command was awaiting the approval of the Assistant Inspector General of Police zone 11, Ahmed Iliyasu, to carry out further action on the matter.
He said: “We have already investigated the man and tried him in the orderly room. We have also recommended him for dismissal but being an inspector, it is not the CP that will approve it and the recommendation has been sent to the AIG zone ll for approval and as soon as it is approved, that guy will be charged to court.”
The PPRO added that the police in the state had to do that “because there are lots of misnomers in this issue; first, he embarked on illegal duty, nobody sent him there and when he got there he didn’t deem it fit to book his presence at the Sagamu police station.
“Also, the guy acted unprofessionally because, if he arrests someone from such a long distance, why didn’t he handcuff him? So, his act of unprofessionalism led to the death of the man and that is why he will be charged to court.”
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had on Monday asked the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Anthony Ogbizi, to investigate the matter.
The late footballer’s family had insisted that he was murdered and demanded that justice must be done on the matter.
There were protests some parts of the state on Monday as residents took to the streets to show their displeasure over the killing of Tiamiyu.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Government has called on the protesters to leave the streets and remain calm, pledging to ensure that the late Kaka gets justice.