NIGERIAN LAWMAKER’S SON GUNNED DOWN IN LONDON

Abraham Badru, the son of a member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, was on Sunday shot dead in London.

Mr Badru is the son of 62-year-old Dolapo Badru, who represents Lagos Island I in the House of Reps.

Mr Badru, who worked as a football coach after earning his Masters degree in 2015, was found dead on the pavement by police who received reports of a loud gunshot.

The Evening Standard reports that he was gunned down in the street in Dalston, Hackney, just after 11.00 p.m. on Sunday. Neighbours said he had been to church earlier that day and was getting out of his car when he was shot.

The death of the younger Badru comes as the latest in a round of bloodshed in the England capital. The murder is the third in Hackney in 2018 and comes as 19 young men under the age of 25 have been killed in the capital this year.

The 26-year-old had earlier been given a police bravery award as a teenager for saving a woman from a sex attack.

The paper reports that he was pronounced dead a short time later after his mother, who had rushed to his side, reportedly collapsed in tears on the pavement.

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