CITIZENS COMPASS– IT was a solemn assembly in Atan Cemetery, Yaba, Lagos as the body of Ayanwola Oluwabamise, the slain 21 years old fashion designer, who was found dead after boarding Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), was committed to mother earth.
Tears flowed freely at the Cemetery
as human rights activists, family, friends, church members and neighbours paid their last respect
She was interred at about 11.20am.
Christian wake/service of songs was held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at Deeper Life Bible Church, Fatolu bus-stop, Ipaja, Lagos at 5pm followed by a candle light procession.
In his condolence message to the Ayanwola’s, Pastor Opadeji Olugbemiga of Deeper Life Bible Church, admonished them to put their trust in God in this time of adversity.
While condoling with the bereaved family, Lagos State Chairman, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Comrade Kehinde Adeoye called on Lagos State Government to ensure justice.
House of Rep Candidate, Young Progressive Party, Mushin Federal Constituency: Hon. Folarin Opeyemi who also graced the ocassion called on Lagos residents yo be security conscious.
The 22nd post humous birthday of the late fashion designer was held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, in Oko-Oba, Agege area of Lagos.
Her death had generated protests from various quarters with a call to the state government to prosecute her killers.
Recall that Bamise went missing after boarding a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Chevron, Lekki enroute Oshodi at about 7pm.
Sadly, her decomposing body was found by the roadside on Ebute-Ero/Carter Bridge, Lagos Island on Monday, March 7, 2022.
The body has since been lying in the mortuary until it was interred on Friday.
Bamise was to visit her elder brother whose wife was about to put to bed when she met her untimely death.
The bus driver Andrew Nice Ominikoron has been arrested and he is facing five – count charge before a Lagos High Court sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS).
She left behind aged parents, Pa Joseph and Mrs Comfort Ayanwola.
The busman was said to be conveying the victim to a destination in Oshodi when Oluwabamise observed that he refused to pick other passengers on the road.
She reportedly contacted one of her colleagues at work, Felicia Omolara, to inform her about her suspicion and she was advised to disembark from the bus.
Omolara, however, noted that when her friend no longer responded to her chats on WhatsApp, she called her phone number, adding that when she picked up the call, a man was heard arguing with Oluwabamise.
It was learnt that the series of protests by human rights activists had attracted the attention of the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who had invited the Ayanwola’s to a crucial meeting.