The mother of the slain Zone C Chairman, Motorcycle Operators Association, Lagos State, Rasaq Bello, aka Hamburger, has accused the police of protecting the person who allegedly orchestrated her son’s death.
The mother, 82-year-old Alhaja Simbiat Bello, said it would be a shame if she died without the killers of her son and their mastermind being brought to justice.
She lamented that justice was eluding her son despite the promise made by the police to the family that everybody behind the killing would be arrested and prosecuted.
Hamburger was shot dead on May 29, 2017, at Shogunle, in the Oshodi area of the state during a council primary election of the All Progressives Congress.
One Samson Agbatoye, aka Golden, and Babatunde Saka, aka Hanger, were arrested by the Lagos State Police Command in July 2017 in connection with the murder.
The Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team also apprehended a self-confessed serial killer, Adeola Williams, aka Ade Lawyer, on February 14, 2018, for the murder of Hamburger and one Pinero, the personal assistant to the Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers, Idumota branch, Kunle Poly.
Simbiat, alleged that the police had refused to go after the mastermind of the killing despite the arrest of the suspects.
She said, “The police assured me that they would fish out those behind the killing. The then Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, visited the family and gave us that assurance. Those that were arrested then have been released by the court.
“Recently, the police arrested Ade Lawyer and he was said to have confessed to killing Hamburger. Our expectation is that the police will expose the person that masterminded his murder, but they are covering up the person. We have not heard anything from the police.”
The octogenarian urged the police authorities to ensure justice was served, saying she would die unfulfilled if the perpetrators were not brought to book.
“I have been mourning since he was killed. My mind is troubled; but I hope the police will do justice on the case. They should not let me die without seeing that justice has been done. I will have a bad impression about the police if this case is swept under the carpet,” she added.