Dabiri-Erewa flays killing of Nigerian teen in UK
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has condemned the stabbing to death of a 17-year old Nigerian, Fola Orebiyi, in London, describing it as “unacceptable”.
In a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Dabiri-Erewa said the killing of Orebiyi and other extra judicial killing of Nigeria citizens in UK was becoming worrisome.
She therefore called for full investigation of the incident and urged the UK government to ensure that justice prevails. The presidential aide said while Nigeria would not condone crime and criminal tendencies, it took exception to the harassment, unjustifiable killing and execution of its nationals abroad.
Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to make Nigeria a better place. 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 on a nearby estate with a gang who chased him into the busy road where he was stabbed in the neck in front of passersby and tourists.
Following the stabbing, he collapsed and bled to death and all efforts by the police and paramedics to resuscitate him proved abortive.
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 death.