Crime

One Feared During “Peaceful Protest” over Remo Stars Player’s Death

One person has been feared dead as scores of residents of Sagamu staged a protest over the death of Remo Stars Football Club player, Tiamiyu Kazeem.

The protesters stormed the Palace of the Akarigbo and the Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, demanding justice for the deceased.

The protesters condemned the incessant brutality and indiscriminate arrests by law enforcement agencies in the town and its environs. 

A former governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, was among dignitaries that addressed the protesters at the palace where he urged them to be law-abiding.

The member, House of Representatives representing Sagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency, Mrs. Adewunmi Onanuga, and the state’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Funmi Efuwape, were also at the palace to appeal to the protesters.

Meanwhile, armed policemen have been deployed in the town to forestall a breakdown of law and order.

The cause of the death of the protesters is still sketchy as at the time of this report.

Efforts to reach the Public Relations Officer of Ogun State Police Command, Alhaji Abimbola Oyeyemi has not been successful as his phone line had been continually busy.

Wale Oluokun

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