The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has expressed sadness over the death of an Ogbomoso-based radio and television presenter, Kofoworola Olabisi, popularly known as Koffy D, who, on Thursday night, died in an auto crash.
Kofoworola, who until his death was also a newscaster and an English teacher, died with five other people, while many others sustained various degrees of injuries.
The incident happened at Ladokun area in Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Koffy D was reportedly returning to Ogbomoso from Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, where he had gone to present a sports programme before the vehicle he boarded had a head on collision with a car.
According to eyewitnesses, four people died on the spot, while others died on the way to the hospital.
A statement from the Media Office to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development said, “The minister regretted the loss of the sports broadcaster, who has contributed a lot to the improvement of sports; and prayed for the repose of his soul and others.
“He prayed God to grant their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.”