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Oluwabamise: Despite condemnable act, BRT remains safe — Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has assured Lagosians that the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) services remain safe despite the death of a 22-year-old fashion designer, Miss Oluwabamise Ayanwola.

Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance in a statement on Tuesday, saying that the “life of every resident’’ of the state mattered and would not be taken for granted. He also promised that justice would be served.

He vowed that his administration would “leave no stone unturned’’ in the investigations and arrest of everyone found culpable in the kidnap and death of Ayanwola.

According to him, the driver of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus involved in the unfortunate incident has been arrested.

“The management of Lagos Bus Service Ltd, has 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 Oluwabamise’s family and loved ones, my thoughts and prayers are with you in.  this difficult time, may the Almighty God console you. I hereby give you my word that `justice will be served,’’ the governor said.

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Sanwo-Olu also assured the people of the state that he would follow the investigations closely and ensure that justice was  served.

“I also assure you all that the BRT services remain safe, despite this condemnable act.

“Once again, my sincere condolences to the Ayanwola family. May Oluwabamise’s soul rest in peace,’’ he said.

Oluwabamise was reported missing after boarding a Lagos BRT vehicle on Feb. 26.

The police spokesperson in Lagos, Mr Adekunle Ajisebutu, later confirmed the death of the 22-year-old lady in a statement.

“The Police Command in Lagos state  regrets to inform the public that Oluwabamise Ayanwole, the 22-year-old lady who got missing in transit while onboard a BRT bus on February 26, 2022, has been found dead,’’ the statement said.

(NAN)

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