According to Punch news, at least eight persons are reportedly to be confirmed dead or alive following a stampede that occurred today in Rivers State.
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Members of the now defunct Non-Governmental Organisation Inksnation gathered at one of its offices in Rumuodara, along the East-West Road, near Port Harcourt in Rivers State. The members gathered to take their own package of the Christmas gifts from the organization.
It was reported that the now defunct Non-Governmental organisation had invited its registered members to receive their Christmas package at the location on Tuesday.
Chinaza one of the members who was there said “many people showed up for the package and were in a hurry to access the building”.
She explained that the situation led to a stampede, adding that people stepped on others in order not to miss out on the palliative.
Commenting on the issue, Tola Joseph a top influencial crypto expert said, “Why’s the scam Inksnation (Pinkcoin) still operational till date? People feared dead following Inksnation stampede.”
Meanwhile, spokesman of Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, affirming that the Commissioner of Police has ordered a full scale investigation into the incident.
However, the state police has confirmed that two people died.
Omoni in a statement said, “I can confirm the incident of this morning, at an event centre, along the Rumuodara axis of the East/West Road, Obio/Akpor LGA, where palliatives were being distributed by INKSNATION, a Non-Governmental Organisation to her registered members from Ikwerre, Emohua and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas, when suddenly there was a stampede leading to the death of two people.
“Some sustained various degrees of injuries and are currently receiving medical attention. Meanwhile, the situation is under control. The Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph Mukan has instituted an immediate probe into the unfortunate incident with a view to ascertaining the circumstances and bringing persons found culpable to justice.”
Inksnation Founder the pioneer of Pinkcoin has been reportedly flagged “WANTED” by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a case bordering on obtaining of false pretence, names-dropping and fraud to the tune of thirty million naira only ( N32,000,000).