Police Recover Body Of Missing BRT Passenger In Lagos, Arrest Fleeing BRT Driver

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

The Lagos State Police Command has recovered the remains of the missing BRT passenger, Oluwabamise Ayanwole, on the Carter Bridge by Ogogoro Community, Lagos Lagos Island.

Stonix News reports that the 22-year-old lady, while alive, got missing in transit while on board a BRT bus on February 26, 2022.

After much search since the incident, the corpse of the lady was found lying on the Carter Bridge by Ogogoro Community, Lagos Lagos Island on Monday.

In a statement made available by the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adekunle Ajisebutu, he said the body has been deposited at the morgue of the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy.

According to him, “the bereaved family has been contacted and family members have identified the corpse as that of Oluwabamise Ayanwole, the lady earlier declared missing.

“The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, 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.”

Meanwhile, the runaway driver of the BRT has reportedly been arrested by the Monday afternoon.

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