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Bamise Ayanwole: Court remands BRT driver for alleged murder, rape

On Friday, a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos ruled that a 47-year-old Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver, Andrew Ominnikoron, be held in Ikoyi Custodial Centre for the alleged murder and rape of Oluwabamise Ayanwole, a 22-year-old female.

Ominnikoron was remanded in custody for 30 days by Magistrate O.A. Salawu.

She ruled that Ominnikoron be kept in custody seeking legal advice from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

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According to report, the defendant is charged with conspiracy, murder, rape, and corpse misconduct.

The charge was read to the defendant, but the court did not take his plea.

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Salawu postponed the case to April 11 to get guidance from the DPP.

Mrs Yetunde Cardoso, Officer in Charge of the Legal Department of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Panti, had stated that Ominnikoron committed the crime about 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 on a Lagos State BRT bus with code number 257 along the Ajah-Oshodi expressway.

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She said that Ominnikoron, who was working as a bus driver at the time, raped Ayanwole and forced her off of the moving BRT vehicle.

She claimed that the offense violated sections 411, 223, 260, and 165 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015. (Revised).



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