Reports on Saturday alleged that an operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad had killed the Assistant Captain of Remo Stars, Kazeem Tiyamiyu, after he was arrested.
But Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Oyeyemi said the late footballer, who was popularly known as Kaka, died while trying to escape after his arrest.
He claimed that the footballer was hit by a vehicle when he attempted to cross the highway.
According to him, the footballer was also arrested for wearing a military cap and not on suspicion of internet fraud.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the Commissioner of Police had ordered the immediate arrest of the officer for his unprofessional act of leaving an arrested person alone in the vehicle.
“A full-scale investigation into the case by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department has commenced,” he said.