Tiamiyu Kazeem: 5 killed as youths protest killing of footballer in Sagamu

Tiamiyu Kazeem: 5 killed as youths protest killing of footballer in Sagamu

- Five persons were killed during a protest over the death of Tiamiyu Kazeem, a footballer in Sagamu, Ogun state

- A shot was fired at protesters which hurled the move by youths in the area into confusion and chaos

- Youths had stormed the palace of the Akarigbo and the paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi in search of justice for the slain footballer

The protest by youths of Sagamu in Ogun state over the killing of a footballer, Tiamiyu Kazeem, by an officer of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Saturday, February 22, turned awry and rather violent.

According to The Nation, at least three persons and two policemen were killed at the protest which included youths, children and even women on the streets of Sagamu.

In a tweet shared by a social media subscriber identified as Oladimeji, a man could be seen carried hands and feet by other persons after he was shot during the protest.

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Before the incident, in search of justice, the protesters had stormed the palace of the Akarigbo and the paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Kazeem had been killed by suspected SARS officers in Sagamu, Ogun state.

The Remo Stars Football club announced the sudden passing away of their assistant captain on their official Twitter handle.

The Nigerian National League side stated that they are doing everything to investigate the cause of his death.

The league said: "We regret to announce the departure of our assistant Captain and Defender, Tiyamiyu Kazeem (Kaka). The Club is doing everything possible to investigate his untimely death. May his soul rest in perfect peace."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that American professional football team Austin Bold announced the tragic and untimely death of former Nigeria international Isaac Promise.

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According to the USL Championship club, the 31-year-old former Super Eagles star died on Wednesday night, October 2, after a reported case of heart failure.

After spending 12 seasons in the Turkish Super Lig, Isaac Promise joined American side Austin Bold in August 2018 becoming the club's seventh signing in history.

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Until his death, Promise Isaac played professional football for 14 seasons where he played for clubs like Trabzonspor, Manisaspor, Antalyaspor, Al Ahli among others.

Isaac Promise also captained the Nigerian team that won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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