The mother of the latest victim of SARS killings, Tiamiyu Kazeem, has finally spoken about the death of her son.
Tiamiyu Kazeem who until his death on Sunday was a player for Remo Stars Football Club was pushed onto an oncoming vehicle by the SARS operative that arrested him.
The bereaved mother revealed that operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad had attempted to arrest her son two weeks before his death on Saturday.
The mother stated this on Tuesday morning when the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased. She also dispelled the notion that her son who plays football for Remo Stars Football Club was a fraudster.
“Two weeks before his death, my son complained that operatives of SARS usually surround his car. In fact, he called his father on many of these occasions.
“There was a certain day that his elder brother’s wife put to bed and he was at the hospital. Just as he went in, I was called that SARS operatives had surrounded his car. I rose and went there and on getting there, I met them,” She said.
“I called one of their bosses immediately because, during Gbenga Daniel’s tenure, I served all policemen in the state souvenirs whenever they had meetings. So, he told them to leave my son alone and they did. They told me they were sorry and I told them they should be sorry for themselves.
“He usually wore his club’s jersey. He cherished the jersey more than any other cloth. I washed his jerseys almost every day, and his boots too. He had up to 15 pairs of boots. Whenever he wears a white jersey, he would match it with a white pair of socks. His jersey and socks always match.
He was in one of his jerseys that Saturday when the incident happened. “He woke up on that Saturday morning and said he wanted to get to his manager’s place. After he left, I called him a few minutes past 11 am to tell that him his food was ready.
“The person with him said he stepped down from his vehicle to buy something and before he came back, there were SARS operatives seated in his car.
“They took his phone and interrogated him. He told them he was a footballer. And he was whisked to Abeokuta in their vehicle during which the incident happened.