Missing BRT passenger Oluwabamise Ayanwole found dead

Oluwabamise Ayanwole who went missing after boarding BRT

A young woman Oluwabamise Ayanwole, who got missing after boarding a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle in Lagos on February 26, has been found dead, a relative said Monday.

“We are at the morgue. We have confirmed the corpse,” the relative whose name was not given told PUNCH.

It was gathered that the corpse was dropped on Lagos Island by a BRT vehicle and a jeep.

The corpse was later taken to the Mainland Hospital mortuary. An autopsy is expected to be carried out.

Ayanwole, 22, worked as a fashion designer at Chevron estate in the Ajah axis of Lagos and spends the weekends at Ota, Ogun State, with her sister.

On February 26, while returning to Ota from Ajah, Ayanwole reportedly boarded a BRT bus with the number 240257 going to Oshodi, Lagos at about 7 pm at Chevron bus stop.

During the journey to Oshodi, the fashion designer observed that the driver was not picking up other passengers at subsequent bus stops along the route.

Worried by that development, she chatted with her friend via the phone by sending voice notes detailing her current predicament on the bus.

Her friend did not hear from her again after advising her to alight at the Oworonsoki bus stop, some kilometres to the Oshodi bus stop.

On Saturday, the police said two persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.