By Emmanuel Adeleke
Nigerian singer, Ahmed Ololade Asake, popularly known as Asake has said he was “devastated” and “overwhelmed with grief” following the death of a woman during a stampede at his concert in O2 Academy, Brixton, London, on Thursday.
The deceased, Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, was one of the four people badly injured when ticketless fans tried to force their way into the venue of the concert in South London.
The Metropolitan Police disclosed that Ikumelo, from Newham, East London, died on Saturday at the hospital, while two other women, 21 and 23, remain in critical condition.
In a post via his Instagram page, Asake wrote: “I am devastated by the news that Rebecca Ikumelo who was in a critical condition since Thursday has sadly passed away.
“My sincerest condolences to her loved ones at this time. Let us please keep her family in our prayers. I have spoken to them and will continue to do so.
“I am overwhelmed with grief and could never have imagined anything like this happening.
“My team and I are still awaiting the full debrief back from the venue management and the Police to determine what exactly led to all the disruption caused and ultimately to Rebecca’s passing.
“If you have any relevant information relating to this please do reach out to the Metropolitan Police.”
Police had appealed to about 4,000 people who were present at the scene to submit photos and videos of the scene to an online page.