Men of the Lagos State Police Command have apprehended the driver of the BRT bus Bamise Ayanwole boarded in the Ajah area of the state.
It was earlier reported that the 22-year-old lady who went missing on February 26 after boarding a BRT bus from work, was found dead on Carter Bridge by Ogogoro community in Lagos Island, on Sunday, March 6. Read here
In a new development disclosed in a statement released on Monday afternoon, March 7, by Jubril Gawat, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the driver has now been arrested.
The Police has also confirmed the report of her death in a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu.
Read the statement below,
“The bereaved family has been contacted and family members have identified the corpse as that of Oluwabamise Ayanwole, the lady earlier declared missing.
The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, fdc, mnim, psc, is saddened by this incident and, therefore, expresses, on behalf of the management, officers and men of the command, his heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.
Notwithstanding the death of Oluwabamise, the detectives handling the case would not rest on their oars until her killers are found.
Bamise’s death was confirmed by one of her relatives who said ;
We are at the morgue. We have confirmed the corpse.
According to reports, her corpse was dumped on Lagos Island by a BRT vehicle and a jeep.
Upon sighting the corpse by the roadside, an unknown man reportedly informed officials of Ebute Ero Police Station on Saturday evening.
See some reactions below ;
Tobi wrote ;
So BRT drivers now kidnap people, this country is turning into something else…
Rest in peace Bamise
Oluomo of Derby wrote ;
So BRT isn’t safe anymore.
The simple fact is that when you’re bringing someone into an organisation, whether as a full-time employee, contractor, or other type of worker, you’re introducing some uncertainty.
Gambari wrote ;
So BRT buses now are kidnapping people! Guys please watch out!
TheMarlian wrote ;
So BRT ain’t safe no more, Just for Bamise to board BRT alive and den declare missing before we know she was announced dead. This could happen to anyone let be watchful out there. RIP BAMISE may u rest in perfect Peace