Customs rice stampede: APC confirms death of member, six others

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The All Progressives Congress has confirmed the death of one of its members, Comfort Funmilayo Adebanjo, and six others in the bid to purchase seized rice put on sale by the Nigeria Customs Service.


The Comptroller-General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, flagged off the sale of the rice at the Yaba, Lagos State office of the service.

Since the flag off of the sale, several Nigerians have been thronging the venue in Lagos, with similar exercises around the country.


However, there was a stampede on Friday, which led to the death of seven persons.

The Coordinator of FKL Ward E1, Lagos State of the APC, Oluwafemi Fadahunsi, and Secretary, Comrade Adebari Adewale, confirmed that Adebanjo was one of the seven persons that died during the stampede.

In the obituary released on Saturday, they said: “It is with heavy hearts and regret we announce the painful death of one of our members in FKL WARD E1, Mrs Adebanjo Comfort Funmilayo of house number 104, Ibidun street by AKINHANMI street, Ojuelegba.

“She was among the 7 victims that died in the course of buying custom rice at yaba.

“May God grant all the members of her family and all the residents of WARD E1 the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.”