25th February, 2020
The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has disbanded the Zonal Intervention Squad of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Obada-Oko, Ogun State.
This is coming days after some SARS operatives in the zone reportedly shot dead a player of Remo Stars Football Club, Tiyamiyu Kazeem.
Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Criminal Investigations Department Force Headquarters, Peter Ogunyonwo made the announcement of the disbandment of the ZIS during a condolence visit to the parents of the deceased in Sagamu.
Ogunyonwo who was in the company of the Governor of Ogun State Dapo Abiodun, to visit the parents of the deceased said the ZIS office would be handed over to the Ogun State Police Command.
Earlier, Governor Dapo Abiodun reiterated his promise to make sure that those involved in the untimely death of Tiamiyu get proper prosecution. He also promised that the Ogun State Government will do all their best to make sure that the family of Tiamiyu is not abandoned after his demise.
“I know how you feel and there is nothing anyone can say that can bring the life of Tiamiyu back to you, but I want to assure you that justice will be done.
“It is so unfortunate that such tragic incident occurred to your family and we will try all our possible best that such will never happen again to anyone in Ogun state.
“We sympathize with you today because it is not easy to lose a promising child and we want to pray to God that he should give you the fortitude to bear the loss.
“I also want to promise you that all those involved in this barbaric act will face the consequence of the law,” Abiodun said.