The driver of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) where a 22-year-old lady, Bamise Ayanwole got missing, has been arrested.
This was announced by Jubril Gawat, media aide to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday.
Late Bamise was found dead after going missing from a BRT driven by one Andrew Omininikoron.
According to a Twitter user @akinfikemi, the victim’s brother was invited to Ebute Ero Police Station on Monday morning to identify the corpse of late Bamise.
“Update: Bamise’s brother was at Ebute Ero Police Station this morning to confirm and when he was shown a picture of the body, he affirmed that it was his sister’s. He is on the way to the mortuary to identify the body,” she tweeted
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, disclosed that the police also arrested two persons linked to the driver.
“As soon as the report got to the police, investigation into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the lady was immediately initiated,” the police spokesman said.
“To ensure a speedy and diligent investigation, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, immediately directed the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti to take over the case.
“In the course of ongoing investigation, two suspects have been arrested and are currently helping in our investigation.
“While assuring that police detectives will continue to work assiduously to find the missing lady and bring her abductors to justice, the Command wishes to appeal to anyone with useful information that could help in our investigation to promptly give it to us for further necessary actions.”
According to the police spokesman, preliminary investigation revealed that the victim may have been pushed down from the bus while motion.
This is even as he stated that efforts are ongoing by the Lagos State Police Command to take over the suspect from the DSS.
Oluwabamise’s body was found along the Carter Bridge by Ogogoro Community and has been deposited in the mortuary.
The young lady went missing on Saturday, February 26, while returning to Ota from Ajah. She boarded a BRT bus with number 240257 going to Oshodi at about 7 p.m. at Chevron Bus-Stop.
Until her death, she worked as a fashion designer at Chevron Estate in Ajah, Lagos, but spent the weekends at Ota, Ogun state, with her sister.
This has resulted in outrage with #JusticeForBamise trending on social media.
Sadly, her body was found dumped by the roadside, and an unidentified man reportedly informed officials of Ebute Ero Police Station on Saturday evening.
The corpse was later taken to the Mainland Hospital mortuary.