Dabiri-Erewa condemns killing of Nigerian teenager in London

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

In a statement by her Special Assistant on Media,  Abdur-Rahman Balogun in Abuja, Dabiri-Erewa said the killing of 17-year- old Fola Orebiyi, was unacceptable to the government and people of Nigeria.

Dabiri-Erewa  said the killing of Orebiyi and other extra judicial killing of Nigeria citizens in the UK was becoming worrisome.

She called for full investigation into the incident while urging the UK government to make sure that justice prevails.

While condoling with the family of the deceased boy over the incident, she prayed to God to give the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the painful loss.

She said while Nigeria would not condone crime and criminal tendencies, it took exception to the unjustifiable harassment, killing and execution of her nationals abroad.

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

A Nigerian student, Fola Orebiyi, was reportedly stabbed to death in a street clash on Sunday, July 3, in Notting Hill, London, by a gang of youths.

He was reportedly involved in a fight at a nearby estate with a gang of youths, who chased him into the busy road where he was stabbed in the neck in front of shocked passersby and tourists.

Efforts by the Police and paramedics to resuscitate him proved abortive.

The deceased’s neighbour, Osman Sahal, told the police: that “He was a nice boy and very considerate; none of us can understand how this could have happened.

Orebiyi, who completed his General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) at Holland Park in London, was studying for his A’ levels at the Chelsea Academy before his horrific  death.