Dismissed policeman accused of killing footballer remanded in police custody

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians An Abeokuta, Ogun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Isabo on Friday ordered the remand of Ogunsoro Niyi, 43, in police custody for allegedly causing the death of a footballer, Tiamiyu Kazeem.The Magistrate, I.O. Abudu, noted that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the court could not order the remand of the defendant in the Correctional centre. Abudu ordered that the defendant, a former police personnel, be remanded in the police custody pending legal advice from office of the state Director of Public prosecution.She adjourned the case until July 24 for mention.The defendant is facing a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and murder.Earlier, the Prosecution Officer, Adekunle Opayemi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 22 at Owodimu Village on Sagamu/Abeokuta Expressway.Opayemi said that the defendant conspired with another officer to murder Tiamiyu Kazeem, 26, popularly called Kaka, who was a footballer with the Remo Stars Football Club in Ikenne. According to him, the deceased was driving in his Lexus car on Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway, which later developed a mechanical fault and while looking for a solution, the defendant and other officers accosted him.The officer alleged that the deceased would be arrested based on some information they got, that he was a cultist and some other allegations.The deceased was arrested by the defendant and on their way to the Zonal Intervention Squad, Obada-Oko, the deceased was questioning the officers where they were taking him to, which led to arguments in the vehicle.The deceased was later pushed out from the vehicle with force and he ran into an unknown vehicle coming from behind, which knocked him down and ran away.The deceased was rushed to the Owode-Egbe Hospital, where he was confirmed dead. Opayemi said the offence contravened Section 324, and 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Vol. 1, Laws of Ogun 2006.Tags: Abeokuta. Osun State Magistrates’ CourtCOVID-19Ogunsoro Niyilast_img read more

Jones, Carter help give Pride draw in run-fest against Red Force

first_imgRED FORCE 1st Innings 300Pride 1st Innings 310 for nine declaredRed Force 2nd Innings(overnight 31 without loss)+A Jangoo c wkpr Rampersaud b Williams 63J Solozano c wkpr Rampersaud b Stoute 34I Rajah b Nurse 25E Nicholson c (sub) Walsh b Warrican 55T Webster c Warrican b Nurse 0*D Ramdin not out 56R Primus not out 13Extras (b4, lb6, nb1) 11TOTAL (5 wkts decl’d, 74 overs) 257Fall of wickets: 1-99, 2-99, 3-156, 4-156, 5-206Bowling: Greaves 10-1-38-0; Clarke 7-2-20-0; Stoute 13-2-49-1 (nb1); Nurse 14-0-55-2; Williams 13-3-26-1; Warrican 17-2-59-1PRIDE 2nd Innings (target: 247)A Alleyne c wkpr Jangoo b Primus 3S Moseley c Richards b Primus 3M Rampersaud lbw b Richards 0A Jones not out 52J Carter b Charles 46*K Stoute not out 9Extras (lb1, nb3) 4TOTAL (4 wkts, 28 overs) 117Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-6, 3-15, 4-102Bowling: Richards 5-2-16-1; Primus 1-0-9-2 (nb1); Webster 3-0-17-0 (nb2); St. Clair 2-0-6-0; Khan 9-1-35-0; Charles 8-0-33-1Result: Match drawnPoints: Pride 10.4, Red Force 10.2 IN a Windies Professional Cricket League game where 987 runs were scored, it took a half-century from Barbados Pride’s Aaron Jones, to ensure his side earned a draw against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Kensington Oval on Sunday.Sent into bat, the Red Force posted a testing 300, but watched as the Pride rebounded to overhaul the total, scoring 310-9 in their first innings.Batting a second time, the Red Force, who were given a chance to put pressure on the Pride by a sporting declaration, were bolstered by half-centuries from Amir Jangoo, 63, Ewart Nicholson, 55, and Denesh Ramdin, 56 not out, to score 257-5, a lead of 247.Ramdin added his unbeaten half century to his 101 in the first innings to make for a good outing with the bat.Bearing in mind the time left in the game, the total was formidable but the Pride would try to push for a win, but settle for a draw if things got dicey, and they did.The openers tried to push the pace early, with Anthony Alleyne, who had scored 84 in the first innings, but the plan failed miserably, after Alleyne went for just three, the same as his opening partner, Shayne Moseley. When Mario Rampersaud made a duck at number three, the Pride changed modes, and went for the more likely draw.Jones still scored at a good clip though, getting to 52 from just 82 deliveries, while his partner Jonathan Carter, who had scored 85 in the first innings, offered good support with 46.Carter got out not long before the close of play and Kevin Stoute ensured there were no further problems, scoring an unbeaten nine to bring the game to its most likely conclusion.last_img read more