In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, October, 2020

Offended Protesters Mourn Slain Footballers As #EndSARS Protests Proceed Throughout Nigeria

Angry Protesters Mourn Slain Footballers As #EndSARS Protests Continue Across Nigeria

Nigerian footballers

Tiamiyu Kazeem

Nigerian footballers Tiamiyu Kazeem and Joseph Izu, who have been killed by regulation enforcement brokers are being mourned by protesters because the wave of #EndSARS protests continues to comb throughout the nation.

Tiamiyu Kazeem, assistant captain of Nigeria Nationwide League aspect, Remo Stars, was killed by a hit-and-run car after operatives of SARS allegedly pushed him out from a transferring automobile in Sagamu, Ogun State in February.

Joseph Izu, the late Taking pictures Stars participant, was additionally reportedly murdered in chilly blood by troopers from the Joint Navy Job Drive in Okaki, Ahoada, Rivers State October 2016.

Those that commented on social media famous that the late footballers and plenty of different Nigerians would have been alive to stay their desires, however for the safety brokers, and referred to as for an finish to police brutality.

“Not forgotten: SARS killed Remo Stars Asst. Captain Tiamiyu Kazeem, JTF killed Taking pictures Stars participant Joseph Izu, SANs, justice. Each lined with official lies however…we cannot neglect,”
sports activities journalist, Fred Edoreh, wrote on Twitter.

Akintola Akinfenwa added, “It might be you… Tiamiyu Kazeem may have been one other Kanu Nkwankwo, however SARS killed him.”

“Tiamiyu Kazeem, 21 years previous, performed soccer for Remo stars. He had simply gotten invited to play soccer in Sweden. SARS picked him regardless of exhibiting his membership ID. When he requested the place they have been headed, a SAR operative pushed him out of the bus. An oncoming automobile crushed him #EndSARS,” @AfricStoryTell additionally tweeted.

“Our footballers usually are not ignored, former 3SC participant, Tony Edjomarigwe, shared his expertise!! Until as we speak the police that shot Finidi George’s brother in 1995 in Ibadan is unknown, but Izu Joseph and Tiamiyu Kazeem went down by SARS bullet #SarsMustGoNow #EndSARS #ReformNigeriaPolice,”
Ogunmiloro Kenny tweeted.

“At present I keep in mind Izu Joseph, a participant of my darling 3SC FC Ibadan. He went to his hometown to see his household and was gunned down by the members of the @PoliceNG. No person was prosecuted. That is why we would like #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria,”
@_UncleAbbey_ additionally wrote on Twitter.

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Many Nigerian sportsmen have been victims of police brutality, with some of the celebrated earliest circumstances being that of US-based quarter-miler Dele Udo, who was killed by a cop at Ojuelegba, Lagos in June 1981, whereas in camp for that 12 months’s IAAF World Cup in Rome.

On October 26, 2015, a cop, Corporal Joseph Aminu shot and killed Magnificence, mom of rising tennis sensation, Angel McLeod, in Lagos.

Primarily based within the United Arab Emirates, Magnificence and Angel have been in Nigeria after attending a tennis occasion in Ghana, when Aminu killed her on the Emperor Visitor Inn, a lodge on Balarabe Musa Crescent, Victoria Island, after an argument.

In August 2019, a video of Enyimba ahead, Stephen Chukwude, being harassed by a policeman in Enugu as a result of he drove a Mercedes Benz went viral.

The 24-year-old was heard asking the police officer what else he wished after figuring out himself as a footballer.

However the policeman insisted that any youth who owned a Mercedes Benz was a ‘yahoo boy’ (fraudster).

This occurred earlier than the police officer grabbed the footballer’s cellphone after he seen he was being filmed.

The terrible incident drew condemnation from the general public, who referred to as for the policeman to be punished.

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