Andrew Nice, the driver of the BRT bus that Oluwabamise Ayanwola, the late 22-year-old fashion designer, boarded, claims that they were attacked by gunmen throughout the journey.
Bamise vanished around 7 p.m. on February 26 after boarding a BRT vehicle from the Chevron bus stop in Ajah to Oshodi.
During the journey, the fashion designer is claimed to have confided in a friend about her concerns about the driver's behaviour.
Bamise's body was discovered on Carter bridge in the Ogogoro community of Lagos Island, according to the police.
During the trip, three armed individuals allegedly boarded the BRT vehicle alongside Bamise, according to Nice.
According to the driver, the three gunmen instructed him to pull over near Carter Bridge, where they dragged Bamise from the bus.
I picked her up from Chevron and I picked the other three guys at Agungi. When those guys showed me the weapons as I was going, I was not myself anymore. Fear came over me,” he said.
“Whatever the gunmen told me, that is what I did. When I followed that Carter bridge, after the overhead bridge, they ordered me to stop there.
“When they ordered me to stop, they said I should open the door. When I opened the door, they now started dragging her down (referring to Bamise).
“When I saw she was crying for help, actually I was helpless. I was thinking she was inside the vehicle holding the iron and I moved on.
“I left her at that scene. I never knew they dragged her down already. I have no connection with any one of them.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.