Senior Special Assistant to Presidency on foreign affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa condemns stabbing to death of Nigerian teenager in London

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has condemned the gruesome killing of another Nigerian teenager in London.

Fola Orebiyi, was reportedly stabbed to death in a street clash on Sunday July 3, in Notting Hill, London, by a gang of youths.Following the stabbing, he collapsed and bled to death and all efforts by the Police and paramedics to resuscitate him, proved abortive.

In a statement issued by her Special Assistant on Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun in Abuja, Abike Dabiri-Erewa said the stabbing of the 17-year old Fola Orebiyi, was unacceptable to the Nigeria Government and Nigerians at large.

Dabiri-Erewa further reiterated that the killing of Orebiyi and other extra judicial killing of Nigeria citizens in the United Kingdom was becoming worrisome. She therefore called for indepth investigation of the killing to ensure that justice prevails.

While commenserating with the family of the deceased boy, she prayed unto God to console the bereaved family and grant them the fortitude to bear the painful loss. She said that while Nigeria will not condone crime and criminal tendencies, it takes exception to the harassment, killing and execution of her nationals abroad unjustifiably.

Dabiri-Erewa also, urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari administration in making Nigeria a better place, urging them to support the administration war against corruption.

The deceased’s neighbour, Osman Sahal, told the police:

“He was a nice boy and very considerate; none of us can understand how this could have happened. “As far as I knew, he was never in trouble. I suppose we must now wait for the police to investigate.”


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