By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
A 22-year-old lady, Oluwabamise Ayanwole, who got missing after boarding a Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle, has been found dead.
One of Ayanwole’s relatives broke the news to newsmen on Monday.
“We are at the morgue. We have confirmed the corpse,” the relative, who pleaded for anonymity, said.
It was learnt that her corpse was dropped on Lagos Island by a BRT vehicle and a Sport Utility Vehicle.
Upon sighting the corpse by the roadside, an unidentified man reportedly informed men of Ebute Ero Police Station on Saturday evening.
The corpse was later taken to the Mainland Hospital mortuary.
“An autopsy will be carried out to confirm if any part of her body is missing,” the relative said
Ayanwola got missing while going to Ota from Ajah on Saturday, February 26. She reportedly boarded a BRT bus with number 240257, at Chevron bus stop, going to Oshodi around 7pm.
It was gathered that the victim worked as a Fashion Designer at Chevron Estate, Ajah, and spend weekends at Ota, Ogun State, with her sister.
Sensing danger as the bus did not pick any other passenger at subsequent bus stops, Oluwabamise had engaged a friend using voice notes on her phone.
The voice notes showed that the bus driver said he liked Oluwabamise and asked for her name and other details.
She told her friend to pray for her as she became suspicious of the bus driver and in response, the friend told her to alight at Oworonsoki bus stop, just before Oshodi bus stop.
Oluwabamise had also sent a video to her friend showing how dark it was in the bus, saying: “There are three men and one woman in the bus. The woman is sitting at the back. That’s the number of the bus in case. Please pray for me.’’
That was the last that was heard from Oluwabamise, according to her mother.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command and management of BRT are searching for the driver in whose bus the 22-year-old lady was allegedly kidnapped.