A 22-year-old Nigerian lady identified as Oluwabamise Toyosi Ayanwole has been reported dead by the Lagos State Police division, days after she filmed herself in a BRT bus in Lagos after getting suspicious of the driver’s movement.
According to reports, Bamise took a BRT bus with number 240257 from Chevron bus stop, Lekki, headed to Oshodi at about 7p.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2022, on her way home from work.
During the journey, she became uneasy as she was the only one in the dark bus and she began filming.
In the video, she asked that prayers be said for her because her mind is not at rest. She explained that the driver didn’t pick anyone else after picking her up.
She never made it home and that was the last her loved ones heard from her.
When she didn’t return home, her family members went in search of the BRT bus she filmed in, using the registration number of the bus.
A family member of the missing woman created a scene over the weekend at the BRT bus park as she asked to know what happened to her daughter.
Responding, the police said two suspects have been arrested in relation to Bamise’s disappearance.
However, the body of 22-year-old Oluwabamise Toyosi Ayanwole was identified on Monday by her family after she was dumped at Ebute Ero with her body parts mutilated.
Bamise’s mother, who had joined in searching for her daughter and hoped for her safe return, was given the sad news of her daughter’s demise on Monday.
Later on Monday, the Lagos state police command confirmed the arrest of the BRT driver, Andrew Nice, suspected to be responsible for the adoption and murder of 22-year-old Oluwabamise Ayanwole, who got missing on board a BRT bus on February 26.
A statement released by CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, spokesperson of the state police command, says Andrew was arrested by operatives of the DSS and has been handed over to the police.
The command assured the public that the suspect (driver) will be arraigned in court very soon to face justice.
”We therefore appeal to aggrieved persons and sympathisers not to take the law into their hands as the command is doing everything legally possible to prosecute this case,” the statement read.
While assuring that police detectives will continue to work assiduously to find the missing lady and bring her abductors to justice, the Command appealed to anyone with useful information that could help in its investigation to promptly give it to them for further necessary actions.