Sad! Abraham Badru, Son Of House of Representatives Member, Shot Dead In London

The graduate son of a leading Nigerian politician was shot dead near his family’s London home.Abraham Badru, 26, who was given a police bravery award as a teenager for saving a woman from a sex attack, was gunned down in the street in Dalston, Hackney, just after 11pm on Sunday.Mr Badru, who worked as a football coach after earning his Masters degree in 2015, was found slumped on the pavement by police called to reports of a loud gunshot. He was pronounced dead a short time later.His mother, who had rushed to his side, was seen by witnesses collapsed in tears on the pavement. Mr Badru’s father Dolapo Badru, 62, is a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives, the country’s 360-seat equivalent to the House of Commons.He said: “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.” Friends paid tribute to Mr Badru as a “bubbly and outgoing” young man who was “making a life for himself” after completing his studies.Photo Credit: Getty

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