OMG! Two Elderly Women Confirmed Died In Stampede Over Tinubu’s Ramadan Gifts

Date: 03-07-2016 2:28 am (7 years ago) | Author: Victor A. Ofoma
[1] 2 3 4
- at 3-07-2016 02:28 AM (7 years ago)
(m)


Two elderly women died on Saturday in a violent struggle for Ramadan gifts distributed on behalf of a former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, at Onikan Stadium in the state.

SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that a middle-aged man fainted in the commotion, while several others were injured during the distribution by the Iyaloja General of Nigeria and Tinubu’s daughter, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo.

The Lagos State Police Command, however, said no deaths were recorded from the stampede.

Each gift pack was said to have included a package of rice, salt, noodles and sugar, as well as a sum of N1,500 contained in an envelope, which were given to each person.

It was learnt that the injured were rushed to the Marina General Hospital, while corpses of the deceased women, who were said to be in their sixties, were deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

An eyewitness, Musbau Adeyanju, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone on Saturday evening, said a crowd had besieged the stadium around 8am to collect the gifts, with males and females maintaining separate queues.

He said the exercise was smooth until around 11.30am when it was disrupted by some impatient persons.

Adeyanju said, “We started entering the stadium with a pass as early as 8am. The distribution started at 10am and each person was collecting a bag containing rice, semovita, noodles, sugar and salt and a sum of N1,500. It was Iyaloja General that represented Asiwaju.

“Around 11.30am, people became impatient for the fear that the gifts might not get to them. There was a stampede and two persons died in the process. Their bodies were laid under a tent, while an ambulance that would carry them was being awaited. It was when the clothes that were used to cover their faces were removed that I discovered they were elderly women.

“Their bodies were eventually taken to the mortuary by an ambulance of the Lagos State Ambulance Services. Several people were also injured. I left the place after the women died.”

Another eyewitness, who identified himself only as Idris, said some hoodlums cashed in on the stampede to dispossess people of their valuables.

“Initially, the programme was well organised. A gate was opened for males and another for females. Suddenly, some hoodlums at the stadium started snatching phones from people. It was almost my turn when the distribution was disrupted. The age of the women that died should be around 60,” he said.

An emergency official, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, confirmed that there were casualties during the rampage.

He was, however, silent on whether there were fatalities among the casualties.

“I cannot say whether the casualties involved loss of lives. But some people were rushed to the hospital,” he stated.

General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Michael Akindele, denied knowledge of the deaths.

“LASEMA did not get any report of such,” he said.

The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, said it was only a man who collapsed and was treated on the spot before he was taken to the general hospital for further treatment.

She said, “It was a Ramadan lecture organised by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu but he was not there. He was represented. The place became rowdy during the distribution of gifts and a man collapsed in the process. He was treated inside the ambulance at the stadium and was later taken to the hospital for proper treatment. No death was recorded.”

Posted: at 3-07-2016 02:28 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Toks-E at 3-07-2016 02:43 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
I wonder why we still do things like local market people. Can never orderly or do things with finesse

Posted: at 3-07-2016 02:43 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
Reply
- danielsony at 3-07-2016 03:09 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 3-07-2016 03:09 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- gogoman at 3-07-2016 03:38 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
POVERTY GALORE FOR NAIJA  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 3-07-2016 03:38 AM (7 years ago) | Grande Master
Reply
- Novic at 3-07-2016 05:02 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
See wetin poverty they cause, God have mercy ooooooo.
Posted: at 3-07-2016 05:02 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- EDDYPRINCE at 3-07-2016 06:34 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
SEE WAT POVERTY CAN CAUSE
Posted: at 3-07-2016 06:34 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
Reply
- Vectorcy at 3-07-2016 06:59 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
just to satistfy the stomach,,,my people my people!!!!!!! Poverty is a disease.,,it can kil uuu very quick
Posted: at 3-07-2016 06:59 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- kison at 3-07-2016 07:10 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
IN UR NEXT LIFE be careful, be very very careful, CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...
Posted: at 3-07-2016 07:10 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- Kennycynth at 3-07-2016 07:12 AM (7 years ago)
(f)
na wa oh
Posted: at 3-07-2016 07:12 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- Mykie010 at 3-07-2016 08:26 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
Una dey share rice and sugar,,,people go just dey die,after una don loot d whole money for naija,very soon,Nigerians go dey come dey eat for una house
Posted: at 3-07-2016 08:26 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- okatee at 3-07-2016 08:31 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
Quote from: Michael on  3-07-2016 08:26 AM
Una dey share rice and sugar,,,people go just dey die,after una don loot d whole money for naija,very soon,Nigerians go dey come dey eat for una house
I CONCUR WIT YA
Posted: at 3-07-2016 08:31 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- dareper at 3-07-2016 08:41 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
Ramadan sacrifice
Posted: at 3-07-2016 08:41 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- slimmygal at 3-07-2016 09:04 AM (7 years ago)
(f)
who them born well not to be in order, if it were to be military regime. there's nothing like composure in naija at all, everything na gragra. rip to d dead ones.
Posted: at 3-07-2016 09:04 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- Airbender at 3-07-2016 10:06 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
De same pple

Posted: at 3-07-2016 10:06 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- GermoDon at 3-07-2016 10:36 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
Na Awuf cos am
Posted: at 3-07-2016 10:36 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- Novic at 3-07-2016 11:38 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
Nothing person no go hear for this country, wetin poverty go cause in this country hand of poverty no go reach ham...
Posted: at 3-07-2016 11:38 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- chanst at 3-07-2016 11:49 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
lives lost at d cost of saving lives...
2 bad
Posted: at 3-07-2016 11:49 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- morgan1 at 3-07-2016 01:11 PM (7 years ago)
(m)
 Sad
Posted: at 3-07-2016 01:11 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- BournIdentity at 3-07-2016 01:52 PM (7 years ago)
(m)
Chhaaaiiiiiiii wetin osho free fit cos person
Posted: at 3-07-2016 01:52 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
Reply
- BournIdentity at 3-07-2016 01:53 PM (7 years ago)
(m)
kison why you no wan gree get sense?
Posted: at 3-07-2016 01:53 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
Reply
[1] 2 3 4

fire TRENDING GISTS fire

TODAY'S TOP
  1. Citizens Don't Have Right to Bring in Their Non-Citizen Spouses - US Supreme Court Rules

  2. Davido Issues Cease & Desist Order to Dammy Krane Following Debt Brouhaha

  3. Mrs Omowunmi Ilerioluwa Aloba, That's My Name - Mohbad's Widow Dares Her Father-Inlaw

  4. Moment Hungry Residents Raided a Truck Loaded With Butchered Cows After It Broke Down (VID)

  5. Spiritually A Father's Prayer is More Powerful Than Mother's Prayer - Nigerian Man Explains

  6. We Can No Longer Plan Our Meals, FCT Residents Cry Out Amidst Hardship In The Country

  7. Why I Have Not Married Till Today - Evangelist Ebuka Obi Reveals in New Video


THIS WEEK
  1. VID: Presidency Slams Aisha Yesufu Over Allegations Of Tinubu Being ‘Disgraced’ In South Africa

  2. Reno Omokri Tackles Peter Obi Over His Criticism Of ‘New’ Presidential Jet For Tinubu

  3. Tragedy Strikes Kubwa Hotel: Sex Worker, Zara Tua Stabbed To Death By Clients

  4. VIDEO: Burna Boy’s Epic Reaction Goes Viral After He Spotted Rema In Paris

  5. General Overseer, Godfrey Arrested For Attempting to Kidnap a Fellow Bishop in Delta

  6. Peter Obi Having Sleepless Night Over Obasanjo, Remi Tinubu’s Meeting Says Bwala

  7. Moment Ramaphosa of S'Africa Ignored Tinubu as He Greets Other Presidents At His Inauguration

  8. Tinubu's Aide, Kabir Masari Releases Official Portrait Spelling His Role in The Presidency

  9. Reactions As Nigerian Family Deported From UK After Couple Reported Each Other To Home Office

  10. Former Chelsea Midfielder, Michael Essien's Mansions To be Auctioned Following Court Order


TOP MEMBERS: