Kaka killed by hit a d run driver, not SARS…Police

February 23, 2020 Off By Oha
Kazeem Tiyamiyu ‘Kaka’ Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver, Not SARS – Police
The Ogun State Police Command says the footballer that was killed on Saturday was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver and not by a policeman as widely reported.The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abeokuta.Reports on Saturday alleged that an operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad had killed the Assistant Captain of Remo Stars, Kazeem Tiyamiyu, after he was arrested.But Oyeyemi said the late footballer, who was popularly known as Kaka, died while trying to escape after his arrest.He claimed that the footballer was hit by a vehicle when he attempted to cross the highway.According to him, the footballer was also arrested for wearing a military cap and not on suspicion of internet fraud.He further pointed out that the operative, who arrested the deceased, was an inspector attached to the Zonal Intervention Squad, Obada, and not a SARS operative.“A police inspector attached to Zonal Intervention Squad, Obada-Oko, in Abeokuta, was said to have received information about the deceased that he was always putting on military apparels knowing fully well that he was not military personnel.“Based on the information, the inspector went to Sagamu and saw the deceased putting on a military cap, consequent upon which he got him arrested.“On the way to Abeokuta, the vehicle they were travelling in developed a mechanical fault and while the officer was trying to rectify the fault, the arrested person jumped down from the vehicle to escape.“In his bid to run across the road, a vehicle which was speeding knocked him down and he died on the spot,” he said.Oyeyemi disclosed that the Commissioner of Police had ordered the immediate arrest of the officer for his unprofessional act of leaving an arrested person alone in the vehicle.“A full-scale investigation into the case by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department has commenced,” he said.