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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Watch More Videos; Protest, Anger Trail Burial of 'HAMBURGER' From Shogunle To Oshodi

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The remains of Rasaq Bello popularly known as Hamburger have been laid to rest in his house at Shogunle. The late Hamburger until his murder on Monday was said to be the motorcycle Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers Shogunle Unit.

When our correspondent visited the area, it was noticed that shops were locked and streets deserted following announcement that the NURTW big man will be laid to rest. According to a source, the burial ceremony was going on peacefully when suddenly fight broke out when Hamburger’s corpse was about to be interred .



The NURTW secretary Mr. Tijani Pekis, however debunked claims that lives were lost. ” The fight was just expression of anger among members after the corpse was brought in for burial. Members were angry and upset. It is not a fight against rivals. Nobody was killed. Everything went successfully but for the expression of anger.”

Mr. Pekis however called on the police and other security agencies to protect the lives of the Union members . ” The lives of those that witnessed the incident is in danger and we call on the police and other relevant agencies to protect them “. Hamburger was shot to death on Monday during the Councilorship primaries in Shogunle.

His killing is causing tension in the community and neighbouring Oshodi as shop owners have closed down their businesses while residents have relocated over fear of possible reprisals. A business owner who identified herself simply as Mama Peju said. ” Since they killed Hamburger on Monday, I and other shop owners have not opened our shops.

We are scared that there will be reprisals. We call on government to beef up security in the community as we want to return to our businesses where we get our daily bread.” Another resident who identified herself as Kenny said ” I had to run away with my family from Shogunle.

We heard they were coming to burn our house and shoot us because one of the persons they suspect to have killed Hamburger live in our house. I don’t know when we will return to Shogunle.” It was however observed that police patrol teams and men of the Metro Patrol and Rapid Response Squad are stationed in strategic points in the community following the order of the Commissioner of Police to maintain law and order in the area.

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