Toyin Abraham tackles Lagos government over death of BRT passenger Bamise

Toyin Abraham

Actress Toyin Abraham has tackled the Lagos State Government over the death of BRT passenger Oluwabamise Ayanwole.

Ms Ayanwole, 22, went missing after boarding a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) vehicle on February 26. Her body was found on Carter Bridge, police said on Monday.

Reacting in an Instagram post on Tuesday, Toyin said questioned why the BRT buses are not fitted with CCTV cameras. She also demanded to know what measures have been put in place to prevent further occurrence of the incident.

She wrote: It is sad enough that Nigeria is not safe but to think that a place or thing considered as property like BRT is now considered a dangerous place should all get all of us concerned. But I have few questions for Lagos State Government, why are the BRT buses not fitted with CCTV cameras?

“What measure have you put in place since this incident that made you assure Lagosians that the BRT buses are now safe? Are we truly safe or your speech is just government rhetoric, telling us what we want to hear? Lagosians, please be careful, we cannot move about like everything is okay. Things are not okay if we are not safe inside government buses.

The actress also sympathised with the family of the victim.

“And to the family of Ayanwole Oluwabamise, I sympathize with you. Some of us will reach out to see how you can go through this phase with some measure of ease-no easy (sic) way to grieve. May God truly console you. This is such a sad incident,” she wrote.

Singer Tiwa Savage reposted Toyin’s post on her Instagram story saying, “I just don’t know anymore. How can this keep happening?”