The Inspector-General of the Nigerian Police Force, M.A Adamu, has given a strict order to, Anthony Ogbizi, the DIG in-charge of the FCID, to commence a thorough investigation into the death of Remo Stars assistant captain, Tiamiyu, who was allegedly murdered by policemen in Sagamu.
On Saturday, reports surfaced online that the victim who was heading to his team's training camp was killed by an officer of the force who labelled him a Yahoo Boy despite identifying himself as a footballer.
Since the incident, there has been unrest in and around Sagamu, as both youths and parents have been protesting the death of the football star.
Seeing that the issue could escalate, the IGP has now stepped in, ordering one of his assistants to take over the case.
In a statement shared on the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) official Twitter handle, the head of the force appealed for calm from the citizens as he guaranteed that all culpable parties will be brought to book.
"The IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the DIG in-charge of the FCID, DIG Anthony Ogbizi to, with immediate effect, take over investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Late Mr. Tiamiyu Kazeem in Sagamu, Ogun State on 22nd February, 2020," the statement read.
"The IGP gave the order today, 24th February, 2020 while reviewing daily reports of major crime incidents across the country.
"Meanwhile, the IGP while commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, calls for calm and assures that justice will be done in the matter, reiterating that any person found culpable will be brought to book.”
While the Ogun State Police Command have come out to deny the allegation, claiming that the victim died while attempting to escape arrest, the family of the deceased have insisted their son was murdered by the police.