A middle aged woman has lost her life in Elele community in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers state. The lady, Ebere Onyeobodo allegedly died in a stampede during the sharing of foodstuffs, given by the state government.
The incident which occurred at the premises of a vintage farm, was confirmed by the paramount ruler of Umuopirikom community, Chief Ekeoka to news correspondents. Ekeoka, noted that so many persons have also been hospitalized for various injuries sustained during the stampede.
The traditional ruler stated that the women tried to force themselves into the premises, leading to the incident. He accused the owner of the farm, Mike Elechi of diverting the items into his private farm for selfish purposes. Meanwhile the owner of the farm Mike Elechi has denied diverting the items to his farm to give to PDP members alone.
The ruler who expressed sadness due to the death of the lady, called on the state government to investigate the matter