Wednesday, 31 May 2017


 Late Rasak Bello
Two persons, including the chairman of Motorcycle riders Union, Shogunle, Oshodi, Lagos State were killed and many injured yesterday during the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries for councilors.

The chairman, Mr Rasak Bello, otherwise known as Hamburger, was alleged to have been shot on his head and died on the way to the hospital.
An eye witness said: “The incident took place at Sogunle Town Hall. They had just finished the process and the winner declared, when some hoodlums invaded the venue in a bus filled with guns and loads of broken bottles.”

The hoodlums shot sporadically and went straight to where Hamburger and his friends and shot into their midst. Immediately they killed him, they dashed back into their bus and zoomed off.
Pockets of violence erupted in Ilupeju, Mushin, Ogudu and other places, where the primaries took place.

Bello went to observe the primaries at Ladipo Sogunle Ward, when he was attacked.
A trader, who identified herself as Peace said: “I came to my shop at Olori Street and suddenly there was pandemonium. I had to quickly lock up my shop. We all scampered for safety as we heard gunshots. We were informed that people were fighting because of a result of the local government election. We heard that gunmen shot commercial motorcycle riders’ chairman called Hamburger in the head. He was rushed to the hospital and died.”

Avisit to the scene witnessed some hoodlums making bonfires on the road. They threatened to avenge the death of Bello.

Another eye witness, Gbemi, said: "He is a very popular person in the community. He single handedly provided street lights for more than 10 streets. He also gave some boreholes."
In another incident, the councillorship primaries in Ilupeju, Mushin and Ogudu were marred with violence.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olarinde Famous –Cole, confirmed the Shogunle mayhem, stressing that only one person was killed.

He, however, could not confirm the identity of the deceased person in the violence at the APC primaries.

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