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

Protesters Mourn Footballers Killed By SARS And Military As #EndSARS Protests Proceed (Picture)

Protesters Mourn Footballers Killed By SARS And Army As #EndSARS Protests Continue (Photo)

Tiamiyu Kazeem

Tiamiyu Kazeem

 

Nigerians protesting in opposition to police brutality have remembered some Nigerian footballers who met their deaths within the palms of regulation enforcement brokers.

 

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

 

Joseph Izu, the late Capturing Stars participant, was additionally reportedly murdered in chilly blood by troopers from the Joint Navy Activity Pressure 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 reside their goals, however for the safety brokers, and known as for an finish to police brutality.

 

“Not forgotten: SARS killed Remo Stars Asst. Captain Tiamiyu Kazeem, JTF killed Capturing Stars participant Joseph Izu, SANs,  justice. Each coated with official lies however…we received’t overlook,” sports activities journalist Fred Edoreh wrote on Twitter.

 

Akintola Akinfenwa added, “It could possibly be you… Tiamiyu Kazeem might 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 displaying his membership ID. When he requested the place they have been headed, a SAR operative pushed him out of the bus. An oncoming automotive crushed him #EndSARS,” @AfricStoryTell additionally tweeted.

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“Our footballers are usually not omitted, former 3SC participant Tony Edjomarigwe shared his expertise!! Until right now 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 the moment 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 one was prosecuted. This is the reason we wish #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria,” @_UncleAbbey_ additionally wrote on Twitter.

 

Many Nigerian sportsmen have been victims of police brutality, with probably the most 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 yr’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.

 

Based mostly within the United Arab Emirates, Magnificence and Angel have been in Nigeria after attending a tennis occasion in Ghana, when she was killed by Aminu 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.

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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 telephone after he seen he was being filmed.

 

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

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