Comfort Ayanwola, mother of Oluwabamise, the murdered Bus Rapid Transit passenger on Wednesday lamented that the deceased had promised to gift her a birthday dress.
The late 22-year-old fashion designer went missing on February 26 in a Lagos and was later found dead on Carter Bridge in Lagos Island.
The distraught mom said, “I celebrated my birthday some days ago, my daughter promised to give me a new dress as my birthday gift but the evil people had killed her,” she told NAN at her residence in IpajaAyobo, Lagos.
“She entered a luxury bus belonging to the government and that was her end.”
The deceased was the last child out of 10 children.
The 72-year-old matriarch said that the voice notes her daughter sent to her friend before she was allegedly murdered should be enough evidence for the government to prosecute the driver.
“The evidence which had gone viral should be enough evidence for the prosecution of the suspect. The driver is now lying that kidnappers pointed a gun at him and dragged our daughter out of the BRT bus he was driving and was in transit then.
“Kidnappers pointed a gun at him, dragged his passenger out from the bus in transit and he did not go to the police station to report the matter, it is a lie,” she said.
According to her, her family members are not wealthy, they are still living in a rented apartment and they are not influential but they have God.
“We work hard and struggle to survive. We are content with what we have,” she said.
The deceased’s father Joseph Ayanwola, a pastor, said; “It is hard to believe that my daughter is no more.”
The 84-year-old noted that he did not ask anyone to protest, adding that protest would not bring back his daughter.
According to him, he cannot say if his daughter’s body was mutilated because he has not seen it.