Kazeem Tiamiyu: IGP Adamu disbands ZIS unit in Ogun

Governor Dapo Abiodun with the Police representatives during a condolence visit to Tiamiyu's mother in Sagamu
Governor Dapo Abiodun with the Police representatives during a condolence visit to Tiamiyu’s mother in Sagamu

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has disbanded the Zonal Intervention Squad in Ogun. The move followed the extra-judicial killing of a Remo Stars FC footballer, Kazeem Tiamiyu.

Peter Ogunyonwo, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), who represented the IGP, disclosed this on Tuesday when he accompanied Gov. Dapo Abiodun on a visit to the parents of the deceased in Sagamu.

The DIG said the offices of ZIS have also been handed over to the State Police Command.

The DIG said that the death of Tiamiyu would prompt the police to carry out more reforms.

He said that the officers involved, who have since been arrested, were on illegal duty and did not obtain clearance from the police formation in Sagamu before the operation.

Some police officers from the ZIS unit in Abeokuta had arrested the footballer, and there after allegedly pushed him to his death on Saturday.

Ogunyonwo, however, pledged that a full investigation would be carried out to bring those involved to justice just as the Force would do everything possible to purge itself of “trigger-happy elements”.

Abiodun, in his remarks, appealed to the people of Sagamu to eschew violence and not give criminals opportunity to perpetrate their acts.

He promised to use every instrument of government available to unearth the circumstances surrounding the killing and the crisis caused in the town.

“We will use every means possible, not only to ensure that justice is served, but that it is seen to have been served. We’ll ensure that this will be the last of such avoidable deaths in the hands of security officers in our state,” he said.

Others who accompanied the governor were the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Kenneth Ebrimson, and the State Director of the Department of State Services, Mr David Tuska.