BREAKING; Missing BRT passenger found dead, Lagos Police reacts

BREAKING: Missing fashion designer feared dead

The 22-year-old fashion designer, Oluwabamise Ayanwole, who went missing after boarding a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) service, has been reportedly found dead.

Bamise’s body was reportedly found by the police at Ebute Ero in a mortuary.

According to a social media user, Akinwunmi King, the missing lady’s brother was shown a picture of her body at the police station and he confirmed it was his sister.

Bamise had reportedly boarded the BRT bus at Chevron Bus Stop enroute Oshodi around 7pm that day when she suddenly felt uncomfortable over the behaviour of the driver, now at large.

She was said to have sent distress messages to her friend which included details of the bus and asked that they prayed for her.

According to reports, her friend had advised she alight the vehicle at Oworonsoki and not follow through to Oshodi.

But Bamise never made it to the Mainland as she was allegedly thrown off the bus at Ebute Ero with her private parts missing.

King further shared screenshot of messages he received which indicated that Bamise’s private parts were harvested inside the BRT bus before she was tossed out.

The sender claimed her body was seen in Ebute Ero, Lagos Island, near the Oba Palace, adding that some witnesses saw when she was thrown off the bus naked.

“They saw the bus drove away and a jeep follow the bus, according to people she was shouting for help before she gave up. People around report(ed) the case to EbutevEro Police station,” the message said.

In his further update, King wrote: “Bamise’s brother was at Ebute Ero Police Station this morning to confirm and when he was shown the picture of the body, he affirmed that it was his sister’s. He’s on his way to the mortuary to identify the body.

“The driver is nowhere to be found. The police went to the address he gave, the occupants of the house said he left the house about a year ago.”

Meanwhile, the state Police Command has issued a statement on the incident.

The statement was issued on Monday by the state police spokesman, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu.

The statement says: “The Lagos State Police Command regrets to inform the public that Oluwabamise Ayanwole, the 22-year-old lady who got missing in transit while on board a BRT bus on 26/2/2022 has been found dead.

“The corpse was found lying on the Carter Bridge by Ogogoro Community, Lagos Lagos Island. The corpse has been deposited at the morgue of the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy.

“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, 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.

The state police command further assured “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,” the statement added.

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