An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on Tuesday, remanded two men, Ayuba Balogun and Evans Adamson, in prison custody over alleged possession of firearms and murder of one Olayinka Mamora.
Mamora (a.k.a Momok) until his death in 2015, was an aide to the then Lagos State Treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (a.k.a MC Oluomo).
Akinsanya is now the NURTW State Chairman.
The assailants, 10 in number, rode on motorcycles to Mosaku Street in Oshodi and shot Mamora in the head.
The late Mamok, 46, said to be a relative Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora was survived by an aged mother, wife and child.
The deceased was killed inside a barbing saloon while shaving his hair.
The saloon is three houses away from the deceased’s residence.
According to an eyewitness, the assailants after killing Mamok, dragged his lifeless body outside and put it on top of his ash-colored Honda saloon car.
One of them said: “The assailants’ gunshots made residents and passers-by scampered in different directions for safety. Those guys, who killed Mamok after satisfying themselves that he was dead, left on their motorcycles immediately,” he said.
At the court yesterday, Magistrate B.I. Bakare ordered the remand of the defendants – Balogun and Adamson – for the next 30 days, pursuant to Section 264 (1), (2) (3) (4) and (60 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos state 2015 and Section 35 (1) 9c) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
The prosecutor, Mr Morufu Animashaun, informed the court that the defendants were brought on a remand warrant application charge, dated October 28.
He prayed the court to remand the duo in prison custody pending the issuance of legal advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Animashaun further informed the court that the defendants and others still at large on September 30, 2015, at about 7:30pm, mobilised themselves and invaded a barbing saloon, along Mosaku Street, Oshodi Lagos, shot and killed one Olayinka Mamora.
He said that they shot Mamora with a gun and left him in a pool of blood.
The case has been adjourned till December 3.