Five persons have been confirmed killed and four others in critical condition after a yet-to-be-identified motorist rammed into dancers during a New Year party organised by some friends at Akinmori community, in the Afijio Local Government area of Oyo State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that trouble started when one of the organisers was tongue-lashed by his colleagues for driving recklessly into the party venue.
This, according to an eyewitness, did not go down well with the man and he later entered his car with annoyance.
A source said, “The young man drove into the venue of the party at top speed and was scolded by his friends who were already at the party.
“After the intervention of some elders, the young man entered his car reluctantly. Still angry at the confrontation, he vowed to spill blood. Then he started the car and zoomed into the dancing friends, knocking down over 10 people.”
Investigations by our correspondent, however, revealed that three of his friends, who were in the car at the time of the event, were arrested after the driver fled the scene.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident, adding that an investigation had commenced.