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February 25, 2024

Customs rice: Lagos ward APC confirms death of member in stampede

Customs rice: Lagos ward APC confirms death of member in stampede

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

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

The party made the confirmation on Saturday in an obituary message released to mourn the late party member and those feared dead.

Recall that the Controller-General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, flagged off the sale of the seized rice at astronomically price of N10,000 per bag of 25 kilograms to cushion the effects of the economic hardship in the country.

Adeniyi, performed the ceremony 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,