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Shagumu Protest: Five People Feared Dead, Situation Worsens

At least five persons, including two policemen, were feared dead on Monday after hundreds of protesters flooded streets in Sagamu, Ogun State to register their anger over the killing of a footballer Kazeem Tiamiyu.

Kazeem, a player with Remo Star Football Club, was killed on Saturday after policemen attached to the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS) arrested him on allegations of being a Yahoo Boy.

He was knocked down by an oncoming vehicle while being taken to Abeokuta by the cops whose vehicle developed a fault on the road and was parked for repairs.

His death angered the people of Sagamu who felt the police were attempting to exonerate their operatives of complicity.

The protest, however, turned bloody after policemen deployed to quell the situation allegedly opened sporadic fire on protesters and threw teargas canisters on the crowd.


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