Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised to ensure justice for 22-year-old fashion designer, Bamise Ayanwole, who was found dead after boarding a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle being managed by the Lagos Bus Service Limited.
How Oluwabamise Ayanwole Was Found Dead
KanyiDaily had reported how Bamise went missing after she boarded a BRT bus with number 240257 from Chevron Estate in Ajah, which was going to Oshodi at about 7 p.m on Saturday, February 26.
During the journey, the fashion designer was said to have contacted one of her colleagues at work, Felicia Omolara, to inform her that she was feeling uneasy about the conduct of the driver.
Bamise also sent a video to her friend showing how dark it was in the bus and said, “There are three men and one woman in the bus. The woman is sitting at the back. That’s the number of the bus in case. Please pray for me.’’
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed on Monday that Bamise’s corpse was found on Carter bridge at Ogogoro community, Lagos Island.
Ajisebutu stated that the bus driver, who was on the run when the news broke, has been arrested by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Ogun state.
Sanwo-Olu Reacts To Bamise’s Death
In a statement issued on Monday, the governor vowed that no stones will be left unturned in the investigations and arrest of everyone found culpable in the kidnap and death of Bamise.
Sanwo-Olu, who also expressed sympathy to the family of the deceased, assured Lagosians that the BRT buses were safe, adding that the state takes the security of residents seriously.
The statement reads, “Dear Lagosians, the life of every citizen of the state matters to us, and we do not take the security of our people for granted.
“We will therefore leave no stones unturned in the investigations and arrest of everyone found culpable in the kidnap and death of Miss Oluwabamise Ayanwole.
“The driver of the BRT bus involved in this unfortunate incident has been arrested, and the management of Lagos Bus Service Ltd have been directed to cooperate fully with security agencies in their investigations, so that the full weight of the law is brought down on everyone involved in this ugly incident.
“To Bamise’s family and loved ones, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, may the Almighty God console you. I hereby give you my word that JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED.
“To fellow Lagosians, I assure you that I am following all the investigations closely, and will ensure that Bamise gets the justice she deserves.
“I also assure you all that the BRT services remain safe, despite this condemnable act. Once again, my sincere condolences to the Ayanwole family. May Oluwabamise’s soul Rest In Peace. Amen.”
Meanwhile, the BRT driver, Andrew Nice who was arrested over Oluwabamise Ayanwole’s death, has been filed confessing to having forceful carnal knowledge of a now-deceased lady.