Controversy Mounts Over ‘Mysterious Disappearance’ Of 21-Year-Old Lady In BRT

Late Oluwabamise

The whereabouts of 21-year-old Oluwabamise Ayanwola, who boarded a BRT bus to Oshodi around 7 pm at Chevron bus-stop in Lagos has brought distraught, sorrow and discomfort to the family.

Bamise, the last born of the family, works as a Fashion Designer at Chevron Estate, Ajah.

Bamise’s sibling, Elizabeth, who spoke with The Nation on Saturday, raised the alarm over alleged abduction of her sister by a driver identified as Nice Andrew Omininikoron of the Lagos Bus Services Limited.

Although the Bus operators had said they were waiting for police outcome with the ongoing investigations.

As at the time of filing this report, the driver is still at large.

The police and the Lagos Bus Service Ltd have intensified search for the BRT driver in whose bus Bamise allegedly got missing.

Elizabeth told The Nation on Saturday that Bamise’s whereabouts had been unknown since she boarded an LBSL bus, popularly known as BRT, at the Chevron area of Lekki en route to Oshodi on February 26.

She stated that her missing sister was heading to the brother’s house at Ikotun to stay with the wife who was in ‘labour’.

She reportedly boarded the bus with number 240257 at 7:30pm and became suspicious when the driver told her to sit at one of the back seats.

Narrating her sister’s last movement, Elizabeth told The Nation: “On Saturday evening (Feb 26), my sister closed by 7:00pm. She normally have breaks on Sundays. She works at Ajah as Fashion Designer, and she normally work from Monday to Saturday.

“So when she closed on Saturday (Feb 26), she wanted to come to my brother’s house because his wife was in labour. She now decided to come over. My brother stays at Ikotun. My missing sister’s house is in Ogun state, Ota precisely. She stays with our Aunty (first born).

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“She called my brother three days before that she’ll be coming but she does not know the time, on the day she left, she wanted to surprise my brother by not telling him the she was already on her way

“She boarded a bus from Chevron bus stop. Working at Ajah is her first time. She decided to learn Fashion Designing. When she entered the BRT bus, it was only her, and there was no light inside the bus.

“She had felt safe inside the BRT bus since it is a popular state bus but she wondered why it was only her that was in the bus and the driver didn’t pick up any passenger.

“She was even conversing with a colleague of hers because she felt unsafe. She was sending voice notes to her friend. Her friend advised her to drop down because the driver didn’t pick up any other passengers.

“Before entering, she informed her friend that the driver was passing some remarks at her but she didn’t answer.

“So later on, the driver later picked up three people on the road. Two men and a lady. Then she now felt calm.

“Before the driver picked the three other persons who had disguised as passengers, she made several videos of the bus and the driver and sent it to her friend. The video captured the bus number. It helped us in tracking the bus.

“Her phone was not low, it is a new phone and she just bought it three weeks ago. Her friend chatted with her several times but she didn’t reply.

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“She tried calling her via normal call around few minutes to 8:00pm but she didn’t pick up.

“Around 7:32pm, she posted “God it is your protection I need” on her Whatsapp status.

“I saw the status but I didn’t see it on time because I was not online.

“She finally called her after repeated calls; her friend said she heard some voices underneath trying to struggle to get the phone from her.”

Bamise’s mother who gave birth to ten children — five boys and Five girls — has been disturbed since her daughter went missing.

In one of the viral videos, she was seen wailing in front of a bus numbered, 240257, in one of the terminals of LBSL, said to be the bus Bamise boarded.

“This is the vehicle that Bamise boarded. It has been parked. They say they cannot find the driver. Bamise boarded the vehicle at Ajah and said she was coming to Oshodi


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