Nigeria: Police Urge Calm Amidst Sagamu Protest Over Football Player's Death



With one person feared dead and many others injured, the Nigeria Police Force on Monday appealed to protesters in Sagamu, Ogun State, to restrain from further violence while investigation continues into the alleged killing of a young football player by operatives of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Hundreds of youth took to the streets on Monday to protest the death of Kazeem Tiamiyu, a footballer with Remo Stars Football Club.

The youth began their protest from the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu, and visited the palace of the Akarigbo and paramount ruler of Remo Land, Oba Babatunde Ajayi.

Though it was meant to be a peaceful protest, a witness said the protest was midway hijacked by hoodlums and that led to a faceoff with the police resulting in the death of another middle-aged man.

Former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, secretary to the Ogun State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, and House of Representatives members joined the Akarigbo and paramount ruler to address the youth.
By: Amajuoyi Michael
Source:Premium Times

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