FG demands probe into killing of lawmaker’s son in UK


FG demands probe into killing of lawmaker’s son in UK
The federal government has demanded justice from the UK government on thekilling of a Nigerian, Abraham Badru, by a gunman in London.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, made the demand in a statement released by her media aide, Abdur-Rahman Balogun.
Dabiri-Erewa was quoted as making the call in a letter written to the British high commissioner in Nigeria.
She said: “I wish to sadly bring to your attention, the killing of a 26-year old Nigerian, Abraham Badru, by a gunman on Ferncliff Road, Hackney, London, at about 11pm on March 25.
“The deceased, a son of a current member of the house of representatives (Lagos Island constituency 1), Dolapo Badru, has worked as a football coach at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.
“The deceased was also recently honoured with bravery award by the police after saving a sex-attack victim and assisted in the convictions of the attackers.
She said Badru’s death is a great loss to his family and that he was the only child of his mother.
“His death has left his parents and other members of his family in deep shock, grief and agony,” Dabiri-Erewa said.
“He was a successful and law-abiding person in the United Kingdom and also the sports development officer for six months in the city of Bristol.
“In view of the foregoing, we appeal to the British government to conduct thorough investigation into the gruesome killing of this young Nigerian and bring the perpetrator to justice accordingly.”
She condoled with the family of the deceased and prayed God to comfort them.