Nigeria Awaits Justice from UK Government over Orebiyi’s Death

17-year-old Fola Orebiyi who was stabbed in Notting Hill, July 3, 2016.
17-year-old Fola Orebiyi who was stabbed in Notting Hill, July 3, 2016. Photo/Dailymail UK

A Nigerian citizen named Fola Orebiyi who was studying at Chelsea Academy was stabbed to death on Broad Road in Notting Hill London on July 3, 2016. The 17-year-old boy was described by his neighbor, Osman Sahal as a very nice person, who did not involve himself in any form of crime before his murder.

Orebiyi was chased by a gang of youth into a busy road where the efforts of police and other passers-by could not save him. The identity of Orebiyi’s murderer has not yet been revealed, but a teen was arrested as a suspect. Even the reason behind his killing still remains unknown.

Senior special assistant to Nigerian president on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa called for a thorough investigation of the ugly incident and also requested the UK government to implement justice accordingly.

Dabiri-Erewa sent condolences to the family of the deceased and assured them of the Nigerian government being on top of the matter. Dabiri-Erewa also prayed for divine faith and strength for the family and Nigerians in the diaspora to be able to bear the loss.