It was a sad Easter Monday for residents of Amukoko area of Lagos State as a drunk driver in the area crushed five people in a motor accident. One of the victims, 68-year-old Mariam Raji later died at the Ajegunle General Hospital, where she and other victims were rushed to.
Other victims of the accident include 38-year-old Angel Amusiem, Mohid Sanni and Kafayat Lukmon. The identity of the fifth victim could not be ascertained as of press time.
The driver, Eugene Nweke has been arrested by the police and is being detained at Amukoko police station from where he would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that Nweke was driving along Alafia Street in Amukoko, when he lost control and rammed into a crowd. The Mercedez Benz with the Registration No EPE 471 CD crushed five people in the process, creating serious confusion among the residents of the area.
The image maker in charge of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos confirmed the arrest of the driver to Lagos Metro and added that he was under the influence of Action Bitters, when the accident happened.
She added that a pet bottle of Action Bitter, which will serve as the exhibit was also recovered from the suspect’s car. Badmos, while confirming the incident to Nigerian Tribune also stated that the body of the deceased 68-year-old woman had been deposited at Ajegunle General Hospital.