May 28, 2023

Rebecca Ikumelo one of the four critically injured victims has been pronounced dead . This was after the pandemonium at the South Brixton London Concert of Nigerian music star, Asake.

The 33-year-old mother who lives in Newham was left in a critical condition following the stampede at the show on Thursday, December 15.

The Police stated that they were called to reports of a “large number of people attempting to force entry to the venue”, where Afrobeat artist Asake was performing.

Asake however posted a message on Instagram in which he said he was “devastated by the news” and he had spoken to the victim’s family.”I am overwhelmed with grief and could never have imagined anything like this happening,” he wrote.

“My team and I are still awaiting the full debrief back from the venue management and the police to determine what exactly let 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,”he added

Investigation are being carried out on the case as Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove stated: “From the outset, the police investigation into the incident at the Brixton Academy has been painstaking and forensic in its nature, and I can assure Rebecca’s family and friends that this work will continue for as long as necessary.”We are determined to do everything we can to establish exactly what happened on Thursday night. My thoughts and deepest sympathies remain with Rebecca’s family and all of those affected.”

Brixton Academy also shared a tribute to Ms Ikumelo on Twitter: “All at O2 Academy Brixton and Academy Music Group are deeply saddened by the news of the tragic death of Rebecca Ikumelo.”We send our heartfelt condolences to Rebecca’s family and friends, and our thoughts are with everyone affected by this devastating news at this extremely difficult time.”

Marvelous Ogidi

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