Sagamu: Protesters march to Oba's palace as ex-Ogun governor Daniel pleads for calm

Sagamu: Protesters march to Oba's palace as ex-Ogun governor Daniel pleads for calm

- Scores of residents in Sagamu, Ogun state staged a protest over the death of football star Kazeem Tiyamiyu

- Protesters stormed the palace of the paramount ruler of Remoland to demand justice

- Kazeem was allegedly killed by suspected SARS officers on Saturday, February 22

Information reaching Legit.ng indicates that scores of protesters on Monday, February 24, stormed the palace of the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, to demand justice for the death of Remo Stars Football Club player, Kazeem Tiyamiyu.

Residents in Sagamu took to the streets, carrying cardboards and chanting while they demanded justice for the late football star.

The protesters, enraged by the tragic incident, criticized police brutality and incessant indiscriminate arrests by law enforcement agents in the town.

Legit.ng gathered that former Ogun state governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who was present at the palace appealed for the protesters to be calm.

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In a tweet shared by a social media user identified as @PedDebby, protesters were seen in the monarch's palace while the former governor spoke to them.

Also at the palace to appeal to the people were Funmi Efuwape, the Ogun state commissioner for women affairs and social development, and Adewunmi Onanuga, a member of the House of Representatives.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Tiyamiyu Kazeem was allegedly killed by suspected SARS officers in Sagamu, Ogun state. The Remo Stars Football club announced the passing 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.

In a related development, the protest by youths of Sagamu in Ogun state over the killing of the footballer by an officer of SARS on Saturday, February 22, turned awry and rather violent.

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At least three persons and two policemen were killed during 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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Source: Legit Newspaper

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