Asake Concert Stampede: Brixton Academy Security ‘Took Bribes’ To Let People In Without Tickets – Whistle-blower Reveals (Video) - Pegars News | Pegars News

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Asake Concert Stampede: Brixton Academy Security ‘Took Bribes’ To Let People In Without Tickets – Whistle-blower Reveals (Video) – Pegars News

Asake Concert Stampede: Brixton Academy Security ‘Took Bribes’ To Let People In Without Tickets – Whistle-blower Reveals (Video) – Pegars News

An unidentified whistleblower has revealed that safety guards at Brixton Academy, the south London venue for Nigerian singer, Asake’s live performance the place two individuals died in a stampede, allegedly took bribes to let individuals with out tickets into live shows.

The safety guard who labored on the night time of the incident informed BBC, that the act has been ongoing since 2009 and some of his colleagues made £1,000 money from bribes they took from individuals coming for live shows with out tickets.

He additionally accused the safety agency in cost of the venue of understanding about the unlawful offers.

“There were people taking money… Some staff made £1,000 cash,” a guard, who is employed by AP Security, informed the BBC.

“Our company knew what was going on and they knew the people who were doing it, and they did nothing about it.”

The whistleblower guard, utilizing the faux identify Rohan, added that there have been solely 110 safety guards on obligation on the night time of the deadly crush, when there ought to have been 190.

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He described the crush which passed off at Asake’s live performance “like being in a car crash that’s been really awful – being crashed on and stamped on”.

Rohan mentioned that issues get “out of hand” when just a few individuals bribe their way in, as a result of phrase of the breach spreads and different individuals strive their luck.

The whistleblower added, “When you let a few people in, they would text their friends, and they’ll text their friends.

“And the bouncers started being greedy, and it got out of hand. And people wanted to come in anyway, without a ticket.

“You can train someone to the max, but when that happens in front of you, you actually stop… you freeze.”

Rohan claimed that the topic of bribes had been introduced up in employees conferences, but AP Security managers had not reprimanded guards accused of letting ticketless individuals in.

He additionally disclosed that bribing guards for tickets was not restricted to Brixton Academy, but additionally occurred at a number of different venues and festivals the place he had labored.

A police chief who spoke to BBC, additionally disclosed that per week earlier than Asake’s live performance, guards allowed individuals with out tickets to achieve entry to a distinct occasion that passed off at similar Brixton academy.

Brixton Academy’s licence was suspended after the crush. Lambeth Council prolonged the suspension till April 16 on Monday, January 16.

AMG Group, which holds the venue’s licence, mentioned it was offering “full cooperation to police”.

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