Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has made an official statement condemning the brutal murder of Fola Orebiyi.
The Nigerian teenager was stabbed to death in London.
According to the statement, Dabiri-Erewa said the killing of the 17-year Nigeria was unacceptable to the government and people of Nigeria. It went on to note the disturbing and increasing attacks and killings of Nigerians in the United Kingdom.
As she recognized the grieving family of Fola Orebiyi; she also called for the UK government to investigate the incident and ensure that justice was served.
The report is that Fola Orebiyi who just concluded General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) at Holland Park in London was stabbed to death during a street clash by a gang of youths at Notting Hill, West London.
The deceased teenager was said to have been chased down the street by a gang of youths on bikes and stabbed in the neck. Efforts to resuscitate him proved futile.
On that note, the Nigerian Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora registered reservations for the harassment and killing of Nigerians in the UK for no just cause.
Fola Orebiyi’s neighbour, Osman Sahal, told the police that the deceased was a harmless young man.
“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.”
Till the time of his death on 5th July, 2016, Fola was studying for his `A’ levels at the Chelsea Academy.
Report says that the London Police has arrested an unnamed 15-year-old boy in connection with the Fola’s murder. The arrested teenager and suspect was being questioned at a central London police station.