Dolapo Badru, lawmaker representing Lagos Island I at the House of Representatives on the platform of All Progressives Congress, is bereaved.

His graduate son, was shot dead near his family’s London home in the latest round of bloodshed in London.

Abraham Badru, 26, who was given a police bravery award as a teenager for saving a woman from a sex attack, was gunned down in the street in Dalston, Hackney, just after 11pm on Sunday.

Abraham, who worked as a football coach after earning his Masters degree in sports coaching from the University of Gloucestershire in 2015, was found slumped on the pavement by police called to reports of a loud gunshot.

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He was pronounced dead a short time later. His mother, who had rushed to his side, was seen by witnesses collapsed in tears on the pavement.

Friends paid tribute to Abraham as a “bubbly and outgoing” young man who was “making a life for himself” after completing his studies.

They said he had a fiancee in Nigeria and had volunteered with the Team Nigeria UK football coaching charity, and had been due to coach at an open trial in Charlton on Tuesday, March 27th (today).

The murder is the third in Hackney this year and comes as 19 young men under the age of 25 have been killed in the capital in 2018.

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