Three protesters and two police officers feared dead as scores of residents on Monday hit the streets of Sagamu, Ogun State to protest the killing of Remo Stars Football Club player, Tiyamiyu Kazeem.
The protesters, who took to the streets, also stormed the palace of Akarigbo and the Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, demanding justice for the deceased.
Unfortunately, the protest turned violent when the protesters got confronted by police officers who started dispersing them with teargas and sporadic shooting. As at the time of filling this report, five people have been feared dead as a result of the chaos.
The protesters condemned the incessant brutality and indiscriminate arrests by law enforcement agents in the town and its environs. The atmosphere in Sagamu was tense as the protesters move from one point to the other chanting anti-police slogans. The protesters were also joined by a former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, who was sighted at the palace in solidarity with the protesters and to calm frayed nerves. It was also gathered that a member of the House of Representatives representing Remo Federal Constituency, Mrs Adewunmi Onanuga, and the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Funmi Efuwape, were also at the palace to appeal to the people. Armed policemen have been deployed in the town to forestall a further breakdown of law and order. Kazeem, popularly known as Kaka, was reportedly killed on Saturday along the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway after he was arrested by operatives of the Zonal Intervention Squad in Obada area of the state. Eyewitnesses and his club disclosed that the footballer was pushed to his death by one of the officers of SARS. Police on their part, released a contradicting statement, saying the deceased attempted to run away after his arrest, and was knocked down by another car. Watch more videos from the protest in Sagamu below.