*26 year old shot after testifying against attackers
The son of a Nigerian MP, Dolapo Badru, is the tenth person to be murdered in London within a 12-day period. Abraham Badru, 26, the son of a House of Reps member, Dolapo Badru, has been shot dead in the United Kingdom .
The deceased was killed late in the evening on Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was murdered close to his family home in Dalston, Hackney. The young Badru was reported to have died at his mother’s
side who was in tears as she held on to him on the pavement.
His death makes him the tenth person to be killed in a list of murders that have occurred in London over a 12-day period. Reports of gunshot in the area had attracted the presence of the police who found him lying on a pavement. He was confirmed
dead shortly after the discovery. “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,” a neighbour told the Daily Mail News . “His mother came out and saw him on the floor. It was terrible listening to her collapse crying on the floor. She was just screaming.
“Everyone was very upset and I had to go away, I couldn’t take it. It happened on our doorstep and I had to say a little prayer for the family,” another witness revealed to the Daily Mail in a statement.
The Evening Standard , also reported that young Badru earlier received a recognition for his heroics in the year 2015, “for saving a woman from a sex attack.”
He reportedly worked as a football coach after earning a Master’s degree in the same year. Like most people who recognise the deceased, his father Dolapo offered an inspiring opinion about his late son. “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,” says the proud dad.
Dolapa Badru is a House of Reps member and belongs to the All Peoples Congress (APC).