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Mother of Abraham Badru says his murder was ‘revenge'

PICTURED: Abraham Badru

THE MOTHER of Abraham Badru believes her son was murdered as revenge for helping to convict a gang of rapists. She said she believed “in my heart” it was why he was killed.

The 26-year-old who was the son of a Nigerian MP, was shot dead outside his home in Dalston, east London on March 25.

A month after the killing, Badru’s killers have still not been found. The police are offering a £20,000 reward for information.

In 2009, Badru had received a police public bravery award for rescuing a girl who was sexually attacked.

At the time of his intervention, Badru was just 14 years old. He went on to give evidence against the neighborhood gang.

His mother Ronke Badru, described her son as “a very peaceful man”. He was “a very respectful boy and loving child. He loved everybody and was always at peace with everyone,” she said.

In 2016 Badru ran into one of the attackers, who had been released from prison, in a nightclub and was forced to flee the scene.

He later had his car vandalised leaving its mirrors and windows smashed and the tyres taken off.

Detectives on this case believe that the possibility of revenge is just one line of the inquiry, and that the shooting may have been as a result of mistaken identity amid the spate of murders across London.

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