The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the death of Miss Oluwabamise Ayanwole believed to have been kidnapped while in a Lagos State Government BRT bus.
The driver of the bus and two others have been arrested in connection with the crime. Her abductors dump her remains on the Carter Bridge by Ogogoro Community.
Oluwabamise’s ill-fated journey started in the Night of February 26 when she boarded the BRT bus at Ajah enroute Ota from Ajah.
After boarding the BRT bus with number 240257 going to Oshodi at about 7pm at Chevron Bus-Stop she noticed some untoward movement and thereafter sent messages and voice notes and to a friend who raised the alarm when she did not get to her destination.
Read except from the Police statement below:
“The bereaved family has been contacted and family members have identified the corpse as that of Oluwabamise Ayanwole, the lady earlier declared missing. The corpse of (Ayanwole) has been deposited at the morgue of the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy.
The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, fdc, mnim, psc, is saddened by this incident and, therefore, expresses, on behalf of the management, officers and men of the command, his heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.
Notwithstanding the death of Oluwabamise, the detectives handling the case would not rest on their oars until her killers are found.
We, therefore, assure the concerned public and the bereaved family that we are closing on on the culprits and we are sure that soon the suspects would be arrested and made to face justice for this murderous act.
While soliciting the cooperation of all and sundry, we once again appeal to anyone with additional information that could help the police in arresting the suspects to kindly oblige us. Such information, we assure, will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
The Command is ever determined and committed to protection of lives and properties of residents in the state; and has strengthened its security apparatus to prevent a recurrence of this ugly, disturbing incident.”