Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to the murder of Oluwabamise Toyosi Ayanwole, who was found dead after boarding a BRT bus on her way home from work.
The governor, while assuring that the life of every citizen of the state matters to his government and does not take the security of the people for granted, said that the BRT bus driver involved in this unfortunate incident had been arrested.
“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,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Governor Sanwo-Olu further assured that he was following all the investigations closely, and would ensure that Bamise get the justice she deserved, adding: “I also assure you all that the BRT services remain safe, despite this condemnable act.”
He once again expressed his sincere condolences to the Ayanwole family on the loss, praying God to rest the soul of their deceased daughter.
“Once again, my sincere condolences to the Ayanwole family. May Oluwabamise’s soul rest in peace. Amen,” Sanwo-Olu prayed.
Bamise, 22, boarded the state-owned bus, BRT, on Feb. 26 while on her way home from work.
During the trip from Lekki to Oshodi, she made a call to someone to complain that she felt uneasy about being in the bus.
She recorded a video to show the person on the other end of the call the dark, empty bus and she asked them to pray for her.
That was the last her family heard from her.
A week passed and her family members went to a BRT bus park to search for the bus she made the video from.
Bamise’s family created a scene at the park and it went viral and finally led to answers.
Her family visited the Ebute Ero police station where they were taken to the mortuary to identify her body.
Meanwhile, the driver of the BRT bus has been arrested.
He claims he picked up Bamise and some other men who then pointed a gun at him and asked him to stop at Carter Bridge.
He said they asked him to open the door and they dragged Bamise out with them and he was too afraid to act.
Editing by Omotola Oguneye