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BRT Murder: Late Bamise’ll get justice, Lagos govt assures family

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Lagos State government has assured the family of the late Oluwabamishe Ayanwole, who was allegedly raped and murdered by a Bus Rapid Transport, BRT driver, Andrew Ominikoron, that justice will be served in the matter.

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A statement issued by the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs. T. K. Shitta-bey, ahead of Bamishe’s first post-humous birthday, said that the Lagos State government would not relent in its effort to ensure that justice is speedily served in the case.

The statement reads: “As we approach the first post-humous birthday of Oluwabamishe Ayanwole, the Lagos State Government again empathizes with the family on the incident that led to the untimely death of their loved one.

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“The government wishes to reiterate that it will, through the Ministry of Justice, leave no stone unturned in ensuring the diligent prosecution of defendant – Andrew Ominikoron.

“Towards fulfilling this obligation, the defendant was arrested by the Police on March 7.

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“A five-count charge, which includes the offences of Murder, Rape, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, and Sexual Assault, was preferred against the defendant and he has since been arraigned before Justice Sherifat Sonaike of the High Court of Lagos State on March 22.

“In the proof of evidence, the State lined up nine witnesses to testify.

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“The trial commenced on May 9, and from the time of arraignment till date, the case has come up 11 times.

“The State has called seven witnesses with 13 exhibits tendered. PW7 whose examination-in-chief was concluded on October 31, is now being cross-examined by defence counsel and the case stands adjourned till December 5, for the continuation of trial.

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“The matter is being personally handled by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, supported by the DPP and a team of lawyers from the office of the DPP in demonstration of the importance and priority given to the case by the State.

“Remarkable progress has been made in the matter and the State has demonstrated its readiness and determination to ensure the matter is prosecuted to its logical conclusion by ensuring that all its witnesses are available and ready to testify.

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“Between the date of arraignment (March 2022) till date, seven witnesses out of nine have testified.

“The family of the deceased and members of the public is, hereby, assured that the trial of the fefendant is ongoing and the Lagos State government will not relent in its effort to ensure that justice is speedily served in the case.”

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Photos/Video: LASU class of 2004, Anthony Campus re-union anniversary

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The class of 2004, Public Administration of the Lagos State University (LASU) Anthony Campus re-union second anniversary get together on Saturday.

Old classmates had a lot share and had time to dance and celebrate old times.

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Finally, after terrorists attack, NRC to resume Abuja-Kaduna rail operations on Monday

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Finally, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) will resume the Abuja-Kaduna passenger train service on Monday, with only two return services after the terrorists attack.

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Naijablitznews.com reports this was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Managing Director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria.

The statement shows the first train will depart Rigasa train station in Kaduna state to Abuja by 8:00 in the morning while from Abuja, the first train will depart Idu train station to Kaduna state by 9:45 in the morning.

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The NRC management also revealed that as part of the new security measures, it is now mandatory for passengers to present their National Identity Number and valid Boarding Ticket before they will be allowed to board.

It also says the purchase of tickets by proxy is only limited to minors and a specified number of adult passengers.

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Online and mobile app ticketing will be available from 8:00 in the morning on Sunday, December the 4th, 2022 while the ticket offices at the train stations will open from 6:30 in the morning on Monday, December the 5th.

Recall that the NRC suspended train service along the route after Boko Haram terrorists attacked a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022.

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The insurgents had blown up the rail track and bombed the moving train, killing some and abducting more than 60 passengers. The unprecedented attack attracted international and national outrage.

The terrorists, who attacked the Kaduna-bound train released hostages in tranches with the last release coming on October 5, 2022.

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Before the hostages were completely released, distraught family members had protested several times to demand the release of their loved ones.

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Peter Obi Attends Gospel Musical Concert ‘The Experience’ In Lagos+Photo

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Friday, attended the annual gospel musical concert organised by House On The Rock church in Lagos.

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Upon his introduction, Obi was welcomed with cheers from the crowd.

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