OGUN Governor Dapo Abiodun advised state residents to remain calm and not resort to self-help in relation to the late Remo Stars Football Club defender Kazeem Tiamiyu, who was killed by Nigerian policemen in Sagamu on Saturday.
While ensuring that similar cases will be analyzed, he described the football star’s murder as unhappy and urged Remo Stars Football Club players, officials and fans to remain calm, promising that the killers would be apprehended and brought to justice.
The governor, expressed shock at the tragic event, guaranteed that an adequate, transparent and independent investigation into the incident would be initiated to find out what happened with the aim of bringing those responsible to justice.
The governor praised the late player when he was young, with great potential and said that his government would not take the security of lives and property of the good people of the state of Ogun lightly.
He then promised that the incident would not be swept under the rug, asking everyone to remain calm during the investigation and trust that someone found guilty would be taken to the reserve.
He also sympathized with the two people hospitalized as a result of Thursday’s shooting at Olomoore Market, Abeokuta, by men from the Ogun State Police Command’s anti-cult team.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed deep regret at the death of Rivers State Football Federation vice president, head and Remo Stars players, Kazeem Tiamiyu.
Omineokuma-Kile died last Thursday, while Tiamiyu was killed by Nigerian policemen on Saturday.
In a letter which was signed by the Secretary-General of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, the NFF said that he remembered Chief Omineokuma-Kile as “a man of integrity with dignity, as he performed his duties quietly and diligently during the Yearly General Assembly and in his position as vice president of the Rivers State Football Association.
Also over the weekend, the NFF sent a letter of condolence to the president of the Ogun State Football Association and to the member of the NFF Executive Committee, Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi, for the premature death of the assistant captain of the Remo Stars Football Club, Kazeem.