Tears as BRT slain victim, Bamise is finally laid to rest. - 9japarrot

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Saturday, 17 December 2022

Tears as BRT slain victim, Bamise is finally laid to rest.

  


It was an emotional scene on Friday, 16th of December ,  as the remains of murdered BRT passenger, Bamise Ayanwola, were laid to rest at the Atan Cemetery, Yaba, Lagos.


The 22-year-old lady was found dead on March 7, 2022 lying on Carter Bridge by Ogogoro community in Lagos Island, after boarding a BRT bus at the Chevron area of Lekki to Oshodi on February 26, 2022.


The bus driver, Andrew Ominikoron, is currently facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, rape allegation and murder at a High Court in Lagos state. 


Gloominess clouded the funeral ground as family members, friends and sympathizers couldn’t hold their tears back especially during the prayer session and lowering of the corpse into the grave. 


The victim’s elder brother, Oluwapelumi Abegunde, granted punch correspondent an interview.  While speaking with the correspondent,  he said the family requested to see the corpse so as to know the level of damage done to the body after the autopsy and it was beyond recognition, hence it sparked negative reactions from people.


He noted that the autopsy was a deliberate decision by the family to confirm the rape allegation against the BRT driver and to ascertain the cause of his sister’s death.


Abegunde discredit  the controversy surrounding his sister’s death, stating that the incident was a depiction of human nature to manipulate things amid evidence.

He said, “There was controversy even till the point of burial. Today, we have laid her remains to rest yet there are contentions.’’


Also, the victim’s elder sister, Oluwadamilola Abegunde, who described her as kind, lovely and hardworking, noted that the family was denied their request for fiat to attend court sessions.


She explained that the reason for such still remained unclear to the family, urging the state government to ensure justice in the case.


Abegunde said, “She has been buried but her memory lives on. I stopped attending the court sitting because I am not happy with the way they are handling it. The actions of the younger children today said a lot about who she was when she was alive. Well, everyone spoke well of her when the incident happened because she was a good person.”






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