[BREAKING] Footballer’s killing: IG scraps satellite offices set up in 12 zones
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed that all the satellite offices set up in 12 zones be scrapped and handed over to various Commissioners of Police.
Adamu, represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Peter Ogunyanwo, disclosed this on Tuesday, during a condolence visit paid by the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to the family of late Tiamiyu Kazeem, who was allegedly killed by ZIS operatives, last Saturday.
The DIG said the dismantled ZIS office had been handed over to the State Police Command.
The Police boss said that the officers involved in the death of the rising footballer were on illegal duty because they did not obtain clearance from police formation in Sagamu before carrying out the arrest.
He promised that thorough investigation be carried out on the matter while those involved would be brought to justice.
Ogunyanwo said the incidence would serve as an avenue for the Nigeria Police Force to carry out reforms and purge itself of bad elements.
The DIG added that the indicted police inspector had been dismissed from service while investigations about the involvement of others are on.
In his remarks, Abiodun, expressed sadness over the incident, assuring that government would use every instrument at its disposal to unravel circumstances surrounding the death of the late Kazzem.
He appealed to residents of Sagamu to be law-abiding and go about their normal businesses without fear or molestation.
The governor said, “Let us continue to preach peace. Let’s be law-abiding and discourage those that want to take advantage of the situation to commit crimes.
” The incident caused a lot of pain to us and that is why we are here to condole with you. God allows this incident for a reason. I want to assure you that since it happened, we have left no stone unturned. We are closely monitoring the situation.
“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 work to ensure that this will be the last of such avoidable deaths in the hands of security officers in our state.”
The governor was in the company of the State Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, and the State Director of the Department of State Security Services, Mr David Tuska.