Another Nigerian killed in London

558, Israel Ogunsola

A teenage Nigerian, Israel Ogunsola, has been killed in London, about ten days after his countryman, Late Abraham Badru, son of House of Representatives member, Hon. Dolapo Badru suffered similar fate.

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18-year-old Ogunsola was found fatally wounded in Hackney at about 8pm yesterday, and died at the scene half an hour later despite receiving first aid, Daily Mail reported.

The report said two boys both aged 17 were arrested on suspicion of murdering the computer programming student.

One of his friends tweeted: ‘Another black brother gone because of this road life. When will people realise that the road and gang life only leads to either death or prison? RIP Israel.’

The victim’s father, Dele Ogunshola, according to the report demanded that the ‘bloodshed must stop’, saying that his son was just cycling to meet friends when he was stabbed.

The 55-year-old told the Evening Standard: ‘My son was a well brought up boy who respected everyone and was liked by all and sundry. The bloodshed must stop.

‘London’s streets are so dangerous. Young people are being slaughtered every day. If it means bringing back more stop and search, then so be it.’

He added: ‘We are struggling to come to terms with what has happened. He has an older brother and sister, he was the baby of the house. We are all heartbroken.’

He said the family relocated to London in 1985, adding that his son was an Arsenal fan who once trialled for the club.

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