A lady has narrated how Nice Andrew Omininikoron, the driver of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle arrested for the murder of a passenger, Oluwabamise Ayanwole, allegedly raped her inside the bus and gave her money for painkiller before the recent incident.
Gatekeepers News reports that the lady said the 47-year-old driver raped her inside a BRT bus on November 25, 2021. While opening up about her ordeal following calls for justice for Oluwabamise, whose corpse was recovered at Ebute Ero. The deceased was last seen on the BRT bus driven by Omininikoron.
The victim explained that on November 25, 2021, after she closed from work around 8 pm where she formerly worked as a salesgirl in Ajah, she boarded the BRT bus driven by the suspect.
According to her, the BRT was to convey her from Alesh Bus Stop in Ajah, to Jakande, along the Lekki Epe Expressway, when the incident happened.
“While on our way, he switched off the light of the bus, but the AC was on. But as we approached the first toll gate coming from Ajah, he suddenly parked the bus. He then told me to come and sit at the front and started asking me different questions,” the victim told PUNCH.
“I saw him using a drug and my thinking was that he parked the bus to use the drug before time ran out. A few minutes later, he started making advances towards me and I saw that his manhood had risen up.
“I became very uncomfortable and insisted on getting down, but he didn’t open the door. He said he wanted both of us to go and chill and that he wanted to have sex with me, but I declined.
“Suddenly, he brought out a knife and dragged me to the back seat of the bus. He told me to take off my clothes, but I refused. He threatened to kill me. He tore my gown, forcefully removed the biker short I wore and raped me. I felt sad.”
The accuser added that after rapping her, he asked for her bank account number so as to send money to buy painkillers.
At first, she declined his request, according to her, but later gave it to him in order to gather evidence of the incident, because he didn’t want to open the door of the vehicle for her to leave.
The victim said he sent N3,000 after she gave him the bank account number and then he opened the door to release her.
“He insisted on driving me to my destination at Jakande Bus Stop. When we got to my bus stop, he still didn’t open the door. He demanded my account number and started pleading over what he did. He said he wanted to send money to me to buy painkillers,” she added.
“I refused to give him my account, but he kept demanding and refused to open the door. Before he raped me, he seized my phone, and because I needed evidence, I gave him my account and he sent N3,000. He then opened the door and I left
“I could not speak out because I was ashamed of what happened and believed I could not get justice. But when his pictures started circulating online regarding the death of the lady (Oluwabamise), I told my friend that I knew him (Andrew Nice).
“After seeing his coloured picture, I went to my bank, requested my statement of account, traced the day he sent me the money, and it was the same name, Omininikoron Nice, which was in the picture circulating.
“I told my friend about it and she introduced me to a rights activist. Some people may question me for speaking out now, but I am speaking out because of the girl. That man must not be freed because he is responsible for what happened.”
The victim made available video clips of her torn clothes and her statement of account which confirmed that the arrested driver sent her N3,000 on November 25, 2021.