There is currently tension in Sagamu, one of the biggest cities in Ogun State, after angry young men and women took to the streets on Monday to register their displeasure over the killing of a footballer by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
The footballer with Remo Stars Football Club known as Tiyamiyu Kazeem was said to have been pushed from a SARS van on motion and onto an oncoming speeding car that eventually killed him.
This was shortly after SARS operatives allegedly seized him from his car and labelled him an Internet fraudster (Yahoo boy).
Media Officer of the football club, Dimeji Oshode, in a statement confirmed that the incident occurred on Saturday.
However, angered by the situation, youths in Sagamu have now taken to the streets to register their frustration.
In videos making the rounds on the Internet, young men and women could be seen chanting various songs and calling for the abolition of SARS.
One person is currently feared dead as a result of the protest and there are concerns more damage could be witnessed if the situation persists.
No one died in Ibadan schools’ attack —Govt
…govt ready to prevent hoodlums’ attacks on public schools
The government of Oyo State said on Thursday that no life was lost in the attack on the Ibadan Municipal Grammar School, Oke-Bola, Ibadan by yet-to-be-identified hoodlums.
A statement by the State’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, which was endorsed by the Commissioner, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye, indicated that the administration would take proactive measures to curb cases of frequent clashes between hoodlums and students of its public schools.
The statement quoted the Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Mrs. Olabisi Oderinde, who visited the scene of the incident as refuting the report that the clash was between IMG school students and those of Oke-Bola Comprehensive High school.
She added that contrary to reports in some sections of the media, no student died during the clash.
According to Oderinde, one Usman Olalere, a Senior Secondary School 3 student of IMG school had convulsion during the clash but that he has since recovered after undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Oderinde stated that the perpetrators of the violence would be brought to book, adding that the state government would build a perimeter fence round IMG school, as the porous nature of the school gave the hoodlums easy access to its compound.
Addressing newsmen after inspecting the school and the nearby mechanic workshop, which was said to have been affected by the clash, Oderinde said that the government would convene a stakeholders’ meeting, which would include the School Governing Board, parents, heads of teachers and neighbourhood landlords.
Earlier, Mrs. Adenike Ajiboye and Mrs. Ramat Adepoju, Principals of IMG School and Oke-Bola Comprehensive School, respectively, said such invasion was rampant in the area, urging the government to put an end to such clashes.
Ajiboye said lack of perimeter fence contributed to the incessant attacks by hoodlums in the area, saying the Wednesday incident started when some hoodlums came into the school premises “and accused some of our students of abusing them.”
She said all efforts to appease them proved abortive, as they started chasing everyone including teachers until security operatives came to their rescue.
Violence had broken out on Wednesday, when some hoodlums attacked students of Ibadan Municipal Grammar School (IMG), Oke-Ado, Ibadan.
The hoodlums, who were said to have invaded the school with dangerous weapons around 1:30 pm, clashed with the students of the school.
Police Dismiss Cop Involved In Remo Player’s Death
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Ahmed Iliyasu, has approved the dismissal of one Olaniyi Ogunsoro, an Inspector with the Abeokuta Zonal Intervention Squad of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, who was the policeman involved in the death of the Remo Stars footballer, Kazeem Tiyamiyu, on Saturday.
Reporter learnt that the Ogun State Police Command on Monday, tried Ogunsoro and found him guilty of conducts considered to be unprofessional and thereby recommended his dismissal.
The Ogun State Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had since confirmed the dismissal of the inspector.
It was gathered that Ogunsoro went to Sagamu from the Zonal Intervention Squad in Obada, Abeokuta to arrest Tiyamiyu, allegedly for wearing a military cap.
However, Tiyamiyu, who was popularly known as Kaka, died on the way.
While the police said the footballer died while running to evade arrest, Sagamu indigenes alleged he was pushed out of a moving vehicle along Abeokuta-Sagamu highway.
Meanwhile, another Assistant Superintendent of Police is being investigated over the matter.
Two yahoo boys, native doctor, kidnapper burnt alive in Edo
Four persons were on Monday killed and burnt by residents of Otuo community in Owan East local government area.
Three of those killed and burnt were fingered in the death of 17 years Ohiole Glory who was a student of Azama College, Otuo.
The fourth person was a said to be notorious kidnapper and armed robber known as Lukman.
Sources said the victim was said to have hailed from Ikhueran Quarters, Iyeu Otuo and was expected to write her WAEC and NECO later this year.
Vital organs of the victim were removed when her body was discovered.
Besides the killing of the suspects, some buildings owned by families of the suspects
Sources said the victim lived in the same compound with two of the suspects at Ikhueran Quarters Iyeu Otuo.
One version had it that she was lured into the room of one of the boys where she was killed and her vital organs removed.
The source said one of the suspects popularly known as No Fuck Up was nabbed through investigation and he named his associates after severe beatings.
He was said to have been dragged to the Otuo Divisional Police Headquarters and killed in the presence of policemen and his corpse set ablaze.
A second suspect was allegedly caught few hours later and he was set ablaze.
It was gathered that the third suspect was later nabbed and after interrogation, he said they were sent by a female native doctor from Kogi State.
He reportedly told them she was supposed to use the human parts severed from the victim to perform a ritual for them.
She was picked up at her residence, killed and set ablaze.
When contacted for comments, Edo Police Commissioner, Jimeta Lawan said he has been briefed by the Divisional Police Officer.
Lawan said operatives of the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID) are carrying out thorough Investigation of the matter.