Drunk Ondo government driver kills girl, injures another

The driver caused the death of a four-year-old girl.

A four-year-old girl, Precious Oluwatoba, was on Sunday evening killed by a driver said to be under the employ of the Ondo State Government.

The driver, who a witness said was drunk, lost control of the Hilux Van with Registration Number OD 259-AO8 at Igboniki Street, Akure, Ondo State.

The witness said the driver, simply identified as Mr. Abiodun, had been in a beer parlour drinking for over four hours; and left to drive the car.

He got into his car and tried to make a u-turn in his drunken state when he rammed into the house where the two girls were playing.

Ms. Oluwatoba was said to have died instantly while her friend was rushed to the hospital.

“The driver was drunk, he killed the girl after losing control of the vehicle, he caused the problem because he had been drinking for over four hours, he must have acted on the influence of alcohol, this is very bad,” the witness said.

Immediately the accident happened, the residents of the area rushed at the scene and pounced on the driver before he was rescued by a team of policemen.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Wole Ogodo, said the driver had been detained at the ‘B’ Division Police station.

“The suspect had been arrested and the victims, one is dead and the other one is receiving treatment at the hospital,” Mr. Ogodo said adding that investigation into the accident is going on.

Meanwhile the father of the deceased, Olaniyan Oluwatoba, has appealed to the state government to look into the matter, saying he wants justice.


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  • Aliu Shuaib

    My heart goes out to the family of slain child. It is sad indeed. However, how did we arrive at the conclusion that the driver was drunk? Because a witness said so? Come on, gentlemen, let’s be more circumspect and do our investigating before rushing to judgment.