Bamise’s Murder: BRT Driver Sent to Prison for 30 Days, Court Gives Reason

Bamise’s Murder: BRT Driver Sent to Prison for 30 Days, Court Gives Reason

  • Nice (Andrew) Omininikoron, the BRT driver accused of killing Oluwabamise Ayanwole, was arraigned on Friday, March 11
  • Omininikoron was subsequently remanded in prison for 30 days by the magistrates court in Yaba, Lagos state
  • The suspect was remanded pending legal advice from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), the court explained

Yaba - Lagos state - A Yaba magistrates court in Lagos has remanded in prison for 30 days a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver, Nice (Andrew) Omininikoron, over his alleged involvement in the death of his passenger, Oluwabamise Ayanwole.

O.A Salawu, the magistrate, granted the remand request of the police and ordered that the suspect be held at the Ikoyi correctional centre, TheCable reported.

Nice (Andrew) Omininikoron: BRT Driver Sent to Prison for 30 Days over Bamise's Murder
Nice (Andrew) Omininikoron, a BRT driver, has been remanded over his alleged involvement in the death of a passenger, Oluwabamise Ayanwole. Photo credit: @najite
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Legit.ng gathers that the defendant is charged with conspiracy, murder, rape and misconduct with regards to corpses.

Though the charge was read to him, his plea was not taken by the court while Salawu adjourned the case until Monday, April 11 for DPP advice, Daily Trust also reported.

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Details of Ominnikoron's offence

The Officer in charge of the Legal Department at the State Criminal Investigation Department Panti, Yetunde Cardoso, said that Ominnikoron, who was on duty as a driver, raped Ayanwole, and pushed her out of the moving BRT bus.

He reportedly committed the offence at 8pm on Saturday, February 26, along Ajah-Oshodi Expressway, on a Lagos State BRT bus with code number 257.

The offence, Cardoso said, contravened the provisions of sections 411, 223, 260 and 165 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

Sections 223 stipulates death penalty for the offence of murder, 260 provides for life imprisonment for rape and 165 carries five years imprisonment for misconduct with regards to corpses.

Tiwa Savage reacts to death of 22-year-old Bamise who boarded BRT

Meanwhile, award winning Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has also joined many in mourning the death of 22-year-old Bamise who was allegedly brutally murdered by Ominnikoron, the BRT driver.

Bamise went missing after she boarded a public transit on her way back from work on Saturday, February 26. She was said to be visiting her brother.

Tiwa Savage expressed heartbreak through a post on her Instagram story as she queried how women turn up dead from going about their various life activities. The singer also shared a photo of the late Bamise.

Source: Legit.ng

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