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Late Bamise: Murder trial of BRT driver stalled again

4 months ago
Herald News
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Yet again, the trial of murder and rape BRT driver suspect, Andrew Ominikoron, at a High Court in Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos, was stalled on Tuesday.

The trial was stalled last week due to the enforcement of the Okada ban which made prison authorities unable to bring the suspect to court.

Mr. Ominikoron is accused of raping and murdering a 22-year-old fashion designer, Bamise Ayanwola, in February inside a BRT bus, while the latter was returning from work. The BRT driver was also accused of raping another passenger, Maryjane Odezelu, on November 25, last year.

The trial suffered a setback because the suspect’s lawyer, Abayomi Omotubora, was absent, a court registrar earlier informed Reporters at the resumed hearing.

Mr. Omotubora said he was sick and unable to attend the hearing.

As a result of the development, the judge, Sherifat Sonaike, adjourned the case to June 9, for the continuation of the trial.

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