A video has emerged of Andrew Nice, the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver whose vehicle late Oluwabamise Ayanwole boarded and would be later murdered, confessing to having forceful carnal knowledge of the now-deceased lady.
Checks by POLITICS NIGERIA reveals that the one-minute, twelve seconds confessional statement clip was from the moment he was arrested by security operatives on Sunday night. He confessed to have committed a “dirty act” on Bamise, and also claimed he abandoned her and zoomed off. This confession is different from the one Nice made when he granted an interview to TVC News on Monday. There, he said it was gunmen who attacked his vehicle.
Recall Ayanwole, 22, was found dead on Monday after she was declared missing following her commute on a Lagos BRT vehicle on Saturday evening.
Ayanwole got missing while returning to Ota, an Ogun State community that shares border with Lagos, from Ajah area of Lagos on Saturday, when she boarded a BRT bus with number 240257 going to Oshodi at about 7 p.m. at Chevron Bus-Stop.
Sensing danger as the driver didn’t pick passengers enroute to their destination apart from the four persons on board, Bamise had engaged a friend using voice notes on her phone. Going by the voicenote, Nice said he liked Bamise and asked to know her name and other personal details.
Bamise had also sent a video to her friend showing how dark it was in the bus.
Her killing has caused outrage on social media, with many wondering the audacity of committing crime inside a state-regulated vehicle.
Watch the video of the BRT driver’s confession here.