Bamise Murder Case: BRT Driver demands time to file no-case submission

The prosecution said that the defendant on Feb. 26, 2022, had sexual intercourse with Ayanwole without her consent and murdered her at 7 p.m. between Lekki Ajah expressway and Carter bridge.

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Bamise Murder Case: BRT Driver demands time to file no-case submission
Oluwabamise Ayanwole/ Alleged killer BRT Driver Andrew Ominnikoron

Mr Abayomi Omotubora, counsel to the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver, Andrew Ominikoron charged with rape and murder of a 22-year old fashion designer, has requested for more time to file his no-case submission.

Ominnikoron is facing a five-count charge bordering on rape, conspiracy, felony, sexual assault and murder preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.
At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, the counsel told a Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square that he had at the last proceeding shown his intention to file a no-case submission.
Omotubora, however, told the court that the application for a no-case submission was at the filing stage.
He said that the prosecution would be served immediately the filing was complete.
The counsel, therefore, urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him to conclude the filing of his application and serve the prosecution.
Justice Sherifat Sonaike adjourned the case until Feb. 8 for continuation of hearing.
BRANDPOWER reports that the prosecution had, during arraignment, told the court that Ominnikoron conspired with others now at large, raped and murdered his 22-year old passenger, Oluwabamise Ayanwole.
The prosecution said that the defendant on Feb. 26, 2022, had sexual intercourse with Ayanwole without her consent and murdered her at 7 p.m. between Lekki Ajah expressway and Carter bridge.
The prosecution also alleged that the defendant and others now at large unlawfully killed Ayanwole by throwing her out of a moving bus between Lekki-Ajah expressway and Cater bridge.
The prosecution also said that the defendant on Nov. 25, 2021, allegedly raped a 29-year old lady, one Maryjane Odezulu, without her consent at Ajah Conservation centre, Lekki Ajah Expressway Lagos.
It said that the defendant also sexually harassed one Dr Victoria Anuke, on Ketu-Oshodi axis, Lagos, on Dec. 29, 2021.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Section 165, Section 223, Section 260 and Section 411 of the Criminal Law of  Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to all the charge.
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