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Ibadan Mayhem Victim to Reunite With Wife, Newborn Twins in US Before Death, Mother Demands Justice


Mother of one, Ramon Azeez, who was killed in the fracas between Park Managers and phone sellers at Iwo Road, Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, on Wednesday, Alhaja Salimot Azeez, has demanded justice for her slain son.

The grieving mother, while speaking with journalists on Friday, in Ibadan, said the only thing Oyo State Government could do for the soul of her son is to make the perpetrators of the act to face the full wrath of the law.

Azeez also dismissed claims in some quarters that the 37-year old Ramon was a cultist, noting that all her children are devout Muslims.

It was gathered that Ramon recently secured a visa to travel to the United States to reunite with his wife who was delivered of twins.

He had not held the babies physically till his life was cut short in the melee at Iwo Road. 

Phone sellers at the area had accused the Chairman of the Park Management System Disciplinary Committee in the state, Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi, popularly known as Auxiliary of masterminding the killing of Ramon. 

The angry youth also called on Governor Seyi Makinde when he visited the scene on Thursday to remove Auxiliary from his position and prosecute him. 

The mother of the deceased noted that the family has video evidence where some leaders of PMS in the state asked his members to attack traders at the shopping complex which she built. 

She said; “The transport union people had been using the frontage of the shopping complex for years. As a matter of fact, they used to defecate and smoke in my shopping complex when I first bought it. They used the place for transportation activities for not less than seven years.

“It was former Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Adisa Bolanta, who intervened and resolved the matter and that we should allow them to use a part of the entrance and I allowed them. Even the Divisional Police Officer at that time took photographs of the way the commercial drivers were disturbing us and took them to the Commissioner of Police and he resolved it for us.

“Despite the fact that I gave them space to operate, they were not satisfied. My son who was killed graduated from Lead City University. My firstborn who they attempted to kill graduated from a university in London. He said he could not do the kind of job people are doing in London and that was why he came back home to engage in personal business.

“My son, Ramon, who was killed has a shop within the complex where he was selling phones. He was never a cultist. He was a phone dealer. I don’t know what I did for the park managers that made them kill my son. This is a great loss.

“A 37-year-old was killed just like that. Government should help me to get those who killed my son. I want justice. I want to know why they killed my son when he didn’t fight or drag anything with them.

“My slain son had a shop where he was selling phones in the shopping complex. He was never a cultist. He was a phone dealer. I don’t know how I offended Auxiliary that made him kill my son. I don’t know what I did to him. He knows me and I usually give him something. I gave him whatever he asked me. This is a great loss.”



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