BAMISE: LAGOS BRT DRIVER REMANDED OVER ALLEGED RAPE, MURDER.
Written by awawa on March 23, 2022
The Lagos State Government has arraigned a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver, Andrew Nice Ominnikoron, before a High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa (TBS) over the alleged rape and murder of his passenger, Oluwabamise Ayanwole.
Ominnikoron was arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on rape, conspiracy and murder preferred against him by the Lagos state government before Justice Sherifat Sonaike.
At the commencement of the hearing on Tuesday, the state’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Dr Jide Martins, informed the court that the matter was for the arraignment of the defendant.
Martins told the court that the defendant on November 25, 2021, allegedly raped a 29 year -old lady, (names withheld) without her consent.
He said that the incident took place around 7 pm at Lekki- Ajah Conservation Centre, Lekki Ajah Expressway, Lagos.
The prosecutor further told the court that Ominnikoron conspired with others now at large and forcefully had sexual intercourse with his 22-year-old passenger, late Oluwabamise Ayanwole, a fashion designer without her consent and murdered her.