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Bamise: Court remands BRT driver for 30 days over alleged murder, rape

A Yaba Magistrates’ court in Lagos on Friday, ordered that a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver, Andrew Omininikoron, be remanded for 30 days in Ikoyi custodial centre for alleged murder and rape of 22-year-old girl, Oluwabamise Ayankole.

Oluwabimise, who worked as a fashion designer at Chevron Estate, Ajah and spends weekends at Ota, Ogun State, with her sister, was returning to Ota when she boarded a BRT bus with number 240257 going to Oshodi at about 7 p.m. at Chevron Bus-Stop.

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According to widely circulated voice notes exchanged between Oluwabamise and her friend, it was gathered that the bus driver said he liked Oluwabamise and asked for her name and other details.

The bus did not pick any other passenger at subsequent bus stops.

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She told her friend to pray for her as she became suspicious of the bus driver and in response, the friend told her to alight at Oworonsoki bus stop, way before Oshodi bus stop.

Oluwabamise also sent a video to her friend showing how dark it was in the bus and said: “there are three men and one woman in the bus. The woman is sitting at the back. That’s the number of the bus in case. Please pray for me.”

Meanwhile, another lady, 47-year-old has accused the driver of raping her on the BRT bus.

Narrating her ordeal the female victim accused Omininikoron of raping her on November 25, 2021, sharing a similar narrative with what transpired between the driver and Bamise.

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