The family of Oluwabamise Ayanwole has written to Lagos State attorney general for a fiat to independently prosecute a BRT driver, Andrew Ominnikoron, the prime suspect in Ayanwole’s death.
Their application was filed through their counsel, Adesina Ogunlana.
Mr Ominnikoron is accused of raping and killing Ayanwole on a BRT vehicle which she boarded in February at Lekki. He was arraigned at the Lagos State High Court in March where he pleaded not guilty.
However, in the letter by the family to state attorney general dated May 4, the Ayanwoles “formally expressed their wish to have a more independent body to conduct the prosecution.”
“In their view, Lagos State Government, agency and officials are involved in the matter and may not be reasonably expected to act as the prosecutor adequately against themselves.
“In addition, the family is concerned that the charges against the defendant also include allegations of rape of another person, an incident distinct and separate from that of their deceased family member. This situation may result in unnecessary complication,” the letter stated.