BRT Murder: Adegboruwa Seeks N100m Compensation For Bamise’s Family

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, on Tuesday, applauded the Governor Sanwo-Olu government over the arraignment of a Bus Rapid Transport driver, Andrew Omininikoron, a prime suspect in the gruesome murder of a passenger, Bamise Ayanwola.

The senior lawyer, in a statement, also asked the government to apologise to the family of the deceased and pay them N100m compensation.

A Lagos State High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square had fixed May 9, for the commencement of the trial of Omininikoro after the Lagos government arraigned the driver on four counts bordering on rape, conspiracy and murder of his passenger, Ayanwola.

The Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution, Jide Martins, also told Justice Sherifat Sonaike, that on November 25, 2021, the defendant allegedly raped a 29-year-old lady, Nneka Ozezulu, without her consent.

He said that the incident took place about 7 pm, at the Lekki- Ajah Conservation centre off the Lekki Ajah expressway in Lagos.

The DPP also told the court that Ayanwola conspired with others (now at large) and forcibly had sexual intercourse with his 22-year-old Ayanwola, without her consent after which he murdered her.

Martins said the rape incident happened on February 25, 2022, at about 8 pm, on the Lekki-Ajah Conservation expressway.

He said that the defendant and others still at large on February 26, 2022, unlawfully killed Ayanwola by throwing her out of a moving bus at Carter bridge after raping her.

According to the prosecutor, the offences committed is contrary to and punishable under Sections 411, 223, 260 and 165 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

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