Students Body, Sports Writers Condemn Killing Of Budding Football Star, Kaka - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Sunday, February 23, 2020

Students Body, Sports Writers Condemn Killing Of Budding Football Star, Kaka


From Babalola Gafar, 

The National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS), Joint Campus Committee (JCC) of the National Association (NANS) Ogun State and Ogun State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria(SWAN) have condemned the Saturday killing of the Remo Stars footballer, Kazeem Tiamiyu, by the Police.

While NAOSS and NANS JCC in a joint release by 
Ogunrombi Oluwagbemileke(NAOSS National President and Bamgbose Tomiwa, Chairman, NANS Ogun JCC) described Police action as "willful killing," SWAN in a statement by its state Chairman, Hakeem Akintunde, considered the killing of Tiamiyu as "shameful, cruel and wicked."

In the separate releases sighted on Sunday by The Daily Crucible, they also called on the Inspector General of Police to ensure that the perpetrator of the processes leading to the death of the late footballer, does not go unpunished.
The NAOSS and NANS JCC joint statement reads: "We find it disturbing to read the statement credited to the Ogun State Police Command rationalising the murder of one of our youths in Ogun State and we must confess that this constitute a serious embarrassment to us as a people.

"It is on record that the Police in Ogun have over the years proven not considerate enough when it comes to relating issues to the general public.

"Policing as we all know is meant to protect the lives and properties of the citizens, but, it is so disgraceful to note that under the present dispensation, our best and brightest people are being killed willfully by men of the Nigeria Police Force and this is a major source of concern for us as an association. 

"In Ogun State alone, the level of unprofessionalism being displayed is a source of concern for us and it constitute serious threat for our continued existence as citizens. In the past week, we have lost too numerous a people to account for.

"On Wednesday, 19th of February, the men of the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Command drove against traffic which led to the death of over five persons including secondary school students in Obada area of the State. As if that was not enough, the Police all in the name of chasing guys suspected of being into internet fraud shot three hausa traders at the popular Olomore Market.  Just yesterday, Saturday, 22 February, a promising young guy was also shot dead at Sagamu.

"More alarming and disturbing is the unprofessional and unethical standard being exhibited by the Ogun State Police Command PPRO and the non-challant manner in which the Police Commissioner is handling issues that pertains to security in the State. 

"Of recent, the Police Command in the State colluded with some elements (Vigilante) to accuse the SUG President of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro of cultism without conduct any preliminary investigation to the extent that  he (the SUG President) was even paraded. 

"We use this medium to pass a vote of no confidence on the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Command and we call on the Inspector General of Police to as a matter of urgency and necessity restructure  the Ogun state Command and activities of the Police since the arrival of CP Kenneth Ebrimson are highly condemnable. We want peace and sanity in the State.

Also, the State SWAN expressed with shock and disbelief, the calous manner the life of the budding football star, Kazeem Tiamiyu, was wasted through unprofessional conduct of a Police Officer in the state.

In a release by the SWAN State Chairman, Kazeem Akintunde, he described the killing of the Remo Stars Player as "shameful and cruel," even as he called on the Inspector General of Police to ensure that the "indiscipline" officer receives the deserved punishment.

Ogun SWAN also sternly condemned the killing, describing the police "brutality as inhumane, wicked and shameful" of a law enforcement agent who ought to protect lives and property of citizens. 

The statement reads: "We received the news of Kazeem Tiamiyu, a player with Remo Stars Football Club of Ogun State killed by an Officer of Anti-cultism Operatives of the Nigerian Police with rude shock and disbelief.

"The young promising, but talented defender would not have died untimely if the Nigeria Police officers were professional and disciplined enough to determine a suspect from Criminal.

"The Ogun State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) however, outrightly condemned the killing of the assistant captain of Remo Stars Football Club, describing the police brutality as inhumane, wicked and shameful of law enforcement agency who should protect lives and property of its citizens. 

"We commiserate with the family of the deceased player and called on the Inspector General of Police to ensure the indiscpline officer face the wrath of law."

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