Five Killed As Driver Deliberately Runs Over Merrying Crowd In Oyo


Five persons have been confirmed killed and four others injured after a motorist deliberately rammed his car into a group of friends partying in Akinmorin near Oyo town.

The reckless driver knocked down 10 people, five of whom died and four others are in critical condition.

The victims were among the people holding a New Year open party at Baba Ode area in Akinmorin community, Afijio Local Government area, Oyo State.

Trouble started when a motorist drove recklessly into the party venue. His friends confronted him for driving at such speed, knowing fully well that it was a night that residents were returning from places of worship after the cross-over service. 

The confrontation degenerated into an argument which infuriated the driver who was said to be drunk.

The man then entered his car with annoyance while vowing to spill blood. Then he started the car and drove into the dancing friends, knocking down over 10 people.

He fled the scene afterward.

Three of his friends who were in the car at the time of the event were arrested since the driver had absconded.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident, adding that an investigation had commenced.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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