Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the remand of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver, Mr. Andrew Nice Ominnikoron, for 30 days. Ominnikoron was suspected of involvement in the death of his passenger, Oluwabamise Ayanwole.


Magistrate O. A. Salawu made the order following an application by the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Yaba, Lagos.


Bamise went missing after she boarded a BRT bus driven by Nice at the Ajah axis of the state on February 26.


Subsequently, Nice was arrested by officials of the Department of State Services in Ogun State after he fled Lagos. Salawu, who stood in for Chief Magistrate Tunbosun Adedayo, ruled that Ominnikoron, 42, be kept in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services’ (NCoS) Ikoyi facility pending advice on the matter from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).


She adjourned till April 11 for the DPP’s advice.

The charge accused Ominnikoron of murder, misconduct towards a corpse, sexual assault and interference with a corpse.

Source: The Nation