Lagos BRT Driver: It Was Gunmen That Dragged Bamise Down From My Bus

Lagos BRT Driver: It Was Gunmen That Dragged Bamise Down From My Bus

  • The driver of a Lagos Bus Rapid Transit vehicle who drove murdered 22-year-old Oluwabamise Ayanwole revealed why he ran away
  • He claimed that he ran away as he was overwhelmed by the circumstances that led to Bamise’s death
  • According to him, he had no connection with the fashion designer’s death but was only following instructions of her abductors

Andrew Nice, the driver of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle which was boarded by Oluwabamise Ayanwola, the late 22-year-old fashion designer, says they were attacked by gunmen during the trip.

Bamise went missing after she boarded a BRT vehicle from Chevron bus-stop, Ajah, to Oshodi around 7pm on February 26.

Lagos BRT driver says it was gunmen that dragged Bamise down from his bus
Andrew Nice, the driver of the BRT vehicle which was boarded by Oluwabamise Ayanwola says they were attacked by gunmen during the trip. Photo: TVC
Source: UGC

During the journey, the fashion designer was said to have spoken to her friend on feeling uneasy about the conduct of the driver during the trip.

The police, on Monday, said Bamise’s corpse was found on Carter bridge at Ogogoro community, Lagos Island.

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Nice was also said to have been arrested by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Ogun state.

Speaking with TVC when he was paraded by the police, the driver claimed that three men bearing arms boarded the BRT bus alongside Bamise during the trip.

The driver said the three gunmen ordered him to stop at Carter bridge, after which they dragged Bamise out of the bus.

“I picked her from Chevron and I picked the other three guys at Agungi. When those guys showed me the weapons as I was going, I was not myself anymore. Fear came over me,” he said.

“Whatever the gunmen told me, that is what I did. When I followed that Carter bridge, after the overhead bridge, they ordered me to stop there.

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“When they ordered me to stop, they said I should open the door. When I opened the door, they now started dragging her down (referring to Bamise).

“When I saw she was crying for help, actually I was helpless. I was thinking she was inside the vehicle holding the iron and I moved on.

“I left her at that scene. I never knew they dragged her down already. I have no connection with anyone of them.”

Lady who took BRT bus to Oshodi reportedly kidnapped, driver can’t be found, her mother cries

A Nigerian lady, Bamise Ayanwole, has been feared kidnapped after she boarded a BRT bus on her way back from work on Saturday, February 26.

According to her friend, the lady sent her voice notes and a clip when she noticed she may be in danger.

Efforts to locate her are ongoing as the Nigerian Police have been involved, even though the driver reportedly absconded.

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Gunmen abduct IPMAN chairman

Meanwhile, earlier reported that suspected kidnappers abducted Abdulhamid Baba-Saliu who serves as the Edo state chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association Nigeria (IPMAN).

It was gathered that Baba-Saliu popularly known as Baba Petroleum was kidnapped on Monday night, February 7, during an invasion of his residence around 6.45 pm at the Jattu area, Etsako West local government area of Edo state.

The IPMAN's driver was shot dead while his security detail and another individual were injured.


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