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BRT vehicle used to assault Bamise is locally built, has no inbuilt camera – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) that the late Oluwabamishe Ayanwole boarded before she was killed was locally supplied and has no inbuilt camera.

Bamise, BRT bus driver, Governor Sanwo-Olu
Bamise, BRT bus driver, Governor Sanwo-Olu

Bamise boarded the bus after work on February 26 at the Chevron Bus-stop in the Lekki and was on her way to her brother Pelumi’s house.

The 22-year-old sent out voice notes and videos to friends during the journey, complaining that the driver didn’t pick anyone else after her and she was getting suspicious about the journey. That was the last she was seen.

She was later seen at Ebute Ero after residents said she was tossed out of a moving bus. She died shortly after at the scene.

The driver of the bus, Andrew Nice Omininikoron, was arrested one week after her murder and is in police custody.

Speaking on the tragic development, on Tuesday, March 8, at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan to commemorate International Women’s Day, Sanwo-Olu assured that investigations are ongoing.

He explained that the particular bus boarded by Bamise had no inbuilt camera.

“There were inbuilt cameras and trackers in buses procured abroad for BRT operations. But those acquired locally to shore up the BRT fleet did not have cameras.

“The particular bus in which the slain victim rode was one of the buses locally supplied,” a statement signed by Sanwo-Olu’s spokesman, Gboyega Akosile, read.

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