Abraham Badru, the son of member, House of Representatives, Lagos Island Constituency 1, Dolapo Badru, has been killed.
26-year-old Abraham, who worked as a football coach after his master’s degree at the University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, was shot dead in Hackney, London, around 11pm on Sunday.
Hackney Gazette reported that the victim was “found fatally injured near his mother’s house on Ferncliff Road.”
Abraham, who was the 10th person to be killed in London within two weeks, had recently been honoured with a bravery award by the police after saving a s*x attack victim.
His father, Dolapo, told Evening Standard that he (Abraham) fought off the lady’s assailants, testified against them in court and assisted in their convictions.
The victim’s neighbours said he was shot while getting out of his car.
“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 resident told Mailonline.
Another neighbour, who spoke to Evening Standard, said his mother rushed out after the shooting and clutched at his lifeless body.
“It was terrible listening to her collapse and 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,” he said.
Detective Chief Inspector Larry Smith, from Scotland Yard’s murder squad said the police needed help from residents to be able to apprehend the killers.
According to Punch, the father, in a Whatsapp message to his colleagues in the House of Reps, said although he could not understand the loss, his faith in God was unshaken.