Tuesday, 30 May 2017


Gunmen on Monday shot dead the chairman of a motorcycle riders’ association in Shogunle area of Lagos simply identified as Hamburger.

The killing were said to be connected to the local council election primaries being conducted across the state.

The gunmen stormed Olori and other adjourning streets in the area and shot sporadically.

The incident spread to Bolade area of Oshodi, forcing traders to lock up their businesses.

Angered by the shooting of their leader, motorcyclists in the area went on rampage and attacked those suspected to be political thugs.

It took the intervention of policemen from Shogunle police division and the state anti-riot squad to restore normalcy in the area.

A trader in the area simply identified as Peace said: “I came to my shop at Olori Street and suddenly there was pandemonium. I had to quickly lock up and ran away. Other traders, residents and passersby ran when we heard gunshots.

“The fighting started because of the local government election primaries. We heard that the gunmen shot Hamburger on the head. He was rushed to the hospital and there are reports that he is dead.”

Meanwhile,the camp of Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya who is popularly known as Mc Oluomo have come in defense of the popular National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) that he knew a thing about the gruesome murder of another top member of the union, Rasaq Bello, popularly called Hamburger.

The camp maintained that as at the time of the primaries in the Shogunle area of Lagos during the local council primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that led to the death of Hamburger, MC Oluomo was away in the USA where he has been for some months now.

Aside being out of town, several times before now, he has sponsored advertorials both in the local newspapers and radio on the need to maintain law and order before and during the electioneering period based on what the national leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu discussed with him and some other stakeholders.

“It is rather painful that the death of someone who had no prior problem with MC Oluomo could be linked to him” an associate of Mc Oluomo averred. 

To them, it is an unnecessary rumour bent on causing undue rivalry and public disorder among people who had no history of rancor between each other.  The general public is hereby advised to discard such damaging rumour because MC OLuomo abhors violence of any form not to talk of taking a life.

 Unconfirmed reports have it that Hamburger was hit by a stray bullet from the police who were drafted to restore peace to the area before he died. 

“MC Oluomo will definitely support the law in finding out and giving the necessary judgment to whosoever is found wanting in the death  of Hamburger” the associate concluded.    

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