#EndSARS: Police Boss Disbands Zonal Intervention Squads

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Abubakar Adamu, ordered the closure of all satellite offices of the Police Zone Intervention Squads (ZIS).

The ZIS is a special unit under Zone II of the Assistant Police Inspector General (AIG) that operates mainly in the border communities of Lagos and Ogun States.

9jatoday reports that a Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) officer allegedly killed Remo Stars Football Club defender Tiyamiyu Kazeem, better known as ‘Kaka’.

In a statement by media officer Remo Stars, Oladimeji Oshode, the club captain was killed around noon on Saturday, along the Sagamu road.

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The club’s spokesman accused the SARS agent of stopping the vehicle Kazeem was driving alongside his teammate Sanni Abubakar.

According to Oshode, Kazeem was allegedly pushed out of the vehicle by the SARS agent, who mistook him for a suspected Internet fraudster (Yahoo boy), before being hit by an approaching vehicle.

However, Ogun State Police Command claimed that he jumped out of the vehicle en route to the police station and was crushed by a driver who ran over and ran away.

This online platform reports that Police Inspector General (IGP) Mohammed Adamu on Monday ordered an investigation into the death of Tiamiyu Kazeem.

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The footballer’s death led to mass protests on Monday in Sagamu, Ogun State.

During a condolence visit to the home of the deceased football player, alongside Governor Dapo Abiodun, deputy inspector general of police, in charge of research and planning, Peter Ogunyanwo, announced the scrap.

Ogunyanwo, who represented the police’s IG, said Adamu had ordered all activities at the satellite offices to be handed over to state police commissioners.

He also ensured that all those responsible for his death would be prosecuted accordingly.

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Speaking during a visit to Remoland’s Akarigbo, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, Governor Abiodun said: “Today, I was on a condolence visit to the home of Tiamiyu Kazeem’s parents.

“Tiamiyu, who was until his death, assistant captain of the Remo Stars Football Club died in an unfortunate encounter with some men from the SARS who were on an illegal mission.

“Kaka’s death is irreversibly regrettable because Ogun State has lost a man of untapped talents.

“But this long-awaited and significant reform within the structures of the Nigeria Police guarantees us an end to such anomalies.”


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