Bamise: Court remands BRT driver over rape, murder of passenger

On Tuesday, the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court ordered BRT driver Andrew Ominnikoron to be remanded in prison custody.

The Lagos government charged Mr Ominnikoron with four counts bordering on conspiracy, murder and rape.

Justice Sherifat Sonaike ordered that the defendant be remanded in the Nigerian Correction Service in Ikoyi.

Mrs Sonaike adjourned the case until May 9 for trial.

The Director for Public Prosecutions (DPP), Jide Martins, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on November 25, 2021, and February 26, at Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki-Ajah Expressway and Carter Bridge, Lagos.

The DPP explained that on February 26, the defendant conspired with others still at large and killed a 22-year-old BRT passenger and threw her out of a moving bus.

He added that the defendant also raped the passenger.

On March 11, the Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court remanded the defendant pending DPP’s legal advice.

The magistrate had remanded him after an application for his remand was brought before the court.

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