A man has been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command for opening fire on guests after seeing his girlfriend at a party at Oba Okoko in Akoki South West Local Government Area of the state.
Confirming the incident on Tuesday, the Police said no life was lost although many sustained injuries.
The suspect whose identify was yet to be revealed allegedly stormed the venue of the party held last Saturday before firing shots to disperse the guests when he saw his girlfriend dancing with another man.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that many guests sustained injuries as they ran following the shooting.
A source, who identified the suspect as a security man, told The Punch that the suspect traced his girlfriend to the party after suspecting that she was with another man.
The source said, “The suspect is a security man, but we don’t know the organisation he works for because he was not on uniform. He traced his girlfriend, who was with another man, to the party. I think it was out of anger that he brought out his gun and started shooting when he saw the lady with another man. The shooting sent all the guests away, including his girlfriend, and the party ended abruptly.”
Some residents claimed that the suspect was a member of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun Corps, while others said he was a police officer.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the arrest, added that the case had been transferred to the police headquarters in Akure for further investigation.