The family of Oluwabamise Ayanwole took their protest to the premises of the National Assembly, Ikeja, Lagos State, demanding for justice over the murder of their daughter.
Damilola Titilayo Ayanwola, the elder sister of the deceased was in tears during a press conference at the Committee for the Defence of Human Right (CDHR) office, Adeniyi Jones.
"Though Bamise's life has been taken already, we need nothing but justice.
"If this can be happening in Lagos State BRT, then are we safe again?.
"This same government is about to bring the idea of Uber (LagRide).
"By the time they bring them, my life and yours, are they safe?", she asked.
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While at the conference, Titilayo maintained that they would not go ahead with the burial as it may jeopardise the ongoing investigations to reveal the cause of their sister’s death.
Bamise's sister who spoke in the company their lead counsel, Barrister Ayo Ademiluyi, lamented that the death of her sibling who was the last child of the family.
Titilayo said it was traumatic to her and their aged parents because of the nature of the gruesome murder and alleged complicity of the driver of a Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL), Nice Andrew Omininikoron, in the matter.
“My mind is heavy because it took a long time, weeks for the police to locate the driver who conveyed Bamise.
"All the efforts we made at the police station and at the BRT Bus office was abortive as they did not believe us.
“My sister’s death is very painful because she is such a lovely and caring person who worked to earn a living and cared for our parents.
"I am demanding for justice for Bamise because if the BRT Bus which is a government bus can carry out this murder, then we are not all safe in Lagos because it could happen to anybody.
“I want Goveror Sanwo-Olu and the Commissioner of Police to fish out the killers of my sister because she must not die in vain,” Damilola said amid tears.
The lead counsel to the family, Barrister Ayo Ademiluyi, noted that the family would take legal action against the LBSL and the State Government if their demands were not met.
22-year-old Oluwabamise Ayanwola, who was last seen inside a Lagos BRT vehicle on Saturday, February 26 was found dead on Monday, March 7, 2022, and the police subsequently arrested the driver, Nice Andrew Omininikoron, on the same day.
Ayanwola got missing while returning to Otta from Ajah 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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