Contrary to the official report by the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board that no casualty was recorded among the pilgrims from the state in the stampede that occurred in Mina, on the way to Jamarat, where many pilgrims died, Classic International Magazine reliably gathered that one of the pilgrims from the state, Hon. Adeola Maurufudeen Adefolabi is still missing.
Hon. Adefolabi is a one term honourable member representing Ifako Ijaiye in the lower chamber of the National Assembly and former chairman of Ifako Ijaiye and Ojokoro Local Government Areas.
Hon. Adefolabi was last communicated with before the unfortunate disaster that claimed hundreds of lives and all efforts made by family, friends and fellow pilgrims to locate the grass root political titan has proved abortive.
The 2015 Amir-ul- Hajj for the state, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, who stated this in a statement on Monday, said no pilgrim from the state was missing when a head count was done at all the tents sheltering the over 3,000 pilgrims from the state in Mina, Saudi Arabia.