Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Son Of Nigerian Politician Shot Dead In London, Years After Being Honored For Bravery

The tenth person to be murdered in London in just 12 days is the son of a Nigerian politician who was given an award for saving a woman from an attack.

Abraham Badru, 26, was shot dead near his family's home in Hackney on Sunday night at around 11pm.

Paying tribute to his son, father Dolapo Badru, 62, a member of the Nigerian Assembly, similar to the House of Commons in the UK, described him as 'quiet and hard-working'.

Mr Badru died with his mother at his side, with witnesses saying she 'collapsed in tears' on the pavement.

The 26-year-old had a Masters degree in sports coaching from the University of Gloucestershire and had previously worked as a sport development officer at Bristol City Council, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Friends described him as 'gentle, bubbly and outgoing' and 'the nicest' man who was 'making a life for himself' and regularly attended church with his family

Neighbours said he was shot while getting out of his car and expressed concerns about safety in the area.

One said: 'As soon as I heard the bang, I knew it was a gunshot. I'm ex-military and knew that couldn't be a firework.

'I went to my balcony and saw a man slumped over on the ground at the back of a car.

'There was just one shot and a cry of pain. No speeding scooter and no speeding car.I didn't see anyone make off.'

The Evening Standard had Published concerning Abraham: 'A few years ago a girl was raped on the estate and Abraham fought them off. He went to court to testify against them and the police gave him an award.'

from dailymail

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