Nigerian President Buhari's Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora - Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has condemned the fatal stabbing of another Nigerian teenager in London.
In a statement by her Special Assistant on Media - Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Dabiri-Erewa said the murder of 17-year old Fola Orebiyi in London, was unacceptable to the government and people of Nigeria.
She said the killing of Orebiyi and other extra-judicial killing of Nigerian citizens in the UK was becoming worrisome.
She called for a full investigation of the incident and urged the UK government to make sure that justice prevails.
While consoling the family of the deceased boy, she prayed unto God to give the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the painful loss.
She said that while Nigeria will not condone crime and criminal tendencies, it takes exception to the harassment, killing and execution of her nationals abroad unjustifiably.
Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerians to support the President Buhari administration in making Nigeria a better place, urging them to support the war against corruption.
A crowd-funding campaign to support the cost of Fola funeral hit its £5000 target within hours, and at press time, was gradually creeping up to £9000. You can donate to the funds via https://www.gofundme.com/2cvbgqas
17-year-old Folajimi Orebiyi
Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at approximately 8.45pm on Sunday, to Portobello Road, W11, following reports of a teenage boy who had been stabbed. Officers attended the scene and immediately administered first aid and CPR. London's Air Ambulance were called and arrived a short time later but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fola, 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.
Four arrests have been made by police in connection with the investigations, and a post-mortem examination earlier this week gave the cause of death as a stab wound.
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating led by Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith.
Anyone with information should call police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.