The Lagos state House of Assembly has said it was renewing its interest in the case of late Bamise Ayanwola, the 22-year-old fashion designer, who was murdered after boarding a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in February 2022.
The House stated that it shall invite the family of the deceased, the related government agency and the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) for an update on the case which has been in court.
The speaker of the House, Obasa, said the issue which was brought up by Hon. Steve Ogundipe under ‘Matter of Urgent Public Importance’ was worthy of deliberation.
Dr. Obasa commended the CDHR for bringing the issue to the fore again nearly two years after it happened.
“The issue of Bamise was brought to this House when it happened and I received the protesters, but at that point, the case was before the police and the court of law.
“Unfortunately, the judiciary is an institution on its own and we do not have the power to dabble into their activities. We cannot compel the judiciary but can only lend our voice by saying the people of the state are eager to know about the case.
“We need to invite the family, the civil society group and the agency of the government that has a role to play so they can let us know how far they have gone,” he said.