Abraham Badru, son of Enitan Badru, a member of the house of representatives, has been shot dead in the United Kingdom.
According to his neighbors who spoke with UK’s Evening Standard, Badru who had been to church earlier that Sunday was shot around 11pm when he was getting out of his car, near his family’s residence in Hackney.
“As soon as I heard the bang, I knew it was a gunshot. I went to my balcony and saw a man slumped over on the ground at the back of a car,” one of the neighbours said. He added that there was just one shot and a cry of pain, and he did not see a speeding scooter or speeding car. Badru’s mother, according to another neighbour, came out and saw her son 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,” the neighbour explained.
Badru, who had a master’s degree in sports coaching and had worked as a football coach, was once honoured with a police bravery award when he saved a woman from being sexually attacked.
In a tribute to the deceased, Ian Semple, one of his friends, wrote on his Facebook wall; “You were always a top lad to everyone in the team and we had such a good laugh together on and off the pitch.” 26-year-old Badru is the 10th person to be killed in London in the last 12 days.
No arrest has been made, but Larry Smith, detective chief Inspector from Scotland Yard’s murder squad is appealing for information from the general public.