The Lagos State Police command on Monday revealed the name of the Bus Rapid Transit passenger (BRT) driver who drove and allegedly kidnapped and killed 22-year-old Oluwabamise Ayanwole.
The police identified the BRT driver as Andrew Nice (male).
In an interview with TVC News, Nice, narrated how the late fashion designer was murdered.
The driver who had disappeared into thin air after the incident, was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) in the Odogbolu area of the state.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, had also confirmed that the police also arrested two persons linked to the driver.
According to the police spokesman, preliminary investigation revealed that the victim may have been pushed down from the bus while motion.
This is even as he stated that efforts are ongoing by the Lagos State Police Command to take over the suspect from the DSS.
Oluwabamise’s body was found along the Carter Bridge by Ogogoro Community and has been deposited in the mortuary.
The young lady went missing on Saturday, February 26, while returning to Ota from Ajah. She boarded a BRT bus with number 240257 going to Oshodi at about 7 p.m. at Chevron Bus-Stop.
Until her death, she worked as a fashion designer at Chevron Estate in Ajah, Lagos, but spent the weekends at Ota, Ogun state, with her sister.
The deceased was the only passenger in the BRT bus before the driver picked some other persons along the road.
Mr Nice said the three male passengers he picked had guns pointed at him while the deceased cried for help.
“I picked her from Chevron, and the other three guys at …when those guys show me his weapon as I was inside, I can’t be myself anymore,” Mr Nice said.
“Fears have come in, so, whatever the man with the gun told me, I do. I followed that Carter Bridge, that overhead bridge, they ordered me to stop there, they say I should open the door, when I open the door, then when they come down, they now start dragging her, when I saw that she was crying for help, actually, I was helpless,” he said in broken English.
Mr Nice said he thought the deceased was still in the vehicle when he drove off because he saw her hold on to the iron in the bus while she was being dragged.
He said that he ran away and couldn’t report to the police because he was afraid.
SEE VIDEO OF THE INTERVIEW BELOW: