Slain BRT Passenger: Justice Will Be Served, Says Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed confidence in the ability of the Police and the Judiciary in ensuring justice in the case of Oluwabamise Ayanwole who was kidnapped in a BRT and gruesomely murdered.

In an interview with newsmen in Onikan on the sideline of the International Women’s Day Celebration, Governor Sanwo-Olu reassured that his administration would leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.

The Governor said: “There is an investigation that is currently going on and because it is a criminal matter, only the police are empowered constitutionally to fully unravel all of the events that happened, which led to the death of the lady. What we are about is to ensure that we transparently get to the roots of the matter. That is why the police and the Department of State Service (DSS) picked up the driver, who ran to another State, where he was arrested. Full wrath of the law will be applied on whoever is found wanting in this matter. And we will ensure the incident does not repeat itself.”

The Governor who warned against trivializing human lives, urged those who had lashed on to the unfortunate incident and sensationalizing it, stated that government would be transparent in the matter.

Gov. Sanwo-Olu also sensitized residents that once the lights and radar of BRT buses are switched off, it signify that such buses had closed for the day and residents should not board such.

“Any bus that has its inner lights on at night is certainly still on service. Once the lights are off and the radar in the bus is not displaying, people should desist from boarding such bus, because it is no longer in service at that period. By that time, the checker and conductor would have been out of the bus, except the driver who is expected to take the empty bus back to their yards,” he said.

The Governor said that all BRT buses purchased over the last two years are equipped with CCTV cameras, but unfortunately, those bought locally are currently being configured and the sad incident happened in one of such.

The wife of the Governor who also spoke on the death of Miss Oluwabamise Ayanwole who went missing after boarding a BRT and was later found dead, described the development as sad, shocking, and devastating and called for one minute of silence in honour of the deceased.

“As mothers, we are devastated; we are in shock; we are not happy. Lagos State is not known for ritual killings and we will not tolerate such.

“Investigations are going on and I am sure there will be justice. Mr. Governor is not sleeping. There will certainly be justice,” she assured.

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