While attempting to shield his son from damage, a Nigerian man living in the United Kingdom died.
In the United Kingdom, a Nigerian man’s life was cut short.
Michael Olatunde Fadayomi, 40, was stabbed to death while attempting to defend his son on a busy London route.
Before his death, Fadayomi was a football coach and a dedicated single father who was well-liked in the city.
On Thursday, April 29, he was knifed after a brawl broke out on the top floor of a crowded bus in North West London.
Mr Fadayomi’s teenage son, who was believed to be on his way to football practice, “had some problems on the bus with others,” according to witnesses.
The fight escalated when his father interfered, spilling out into the street.
Until an ambulance arrived, the son – who has not been identified – desperately attempted to intervene as his father was repeatedly stabbed.
Emergency personnel arrived shortly after 5 p.m., but Mr Fadayomi died despite paramedics’ best efforts.
A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
“He was always with that little boy – his son – since he was born.“He died saving his kid. He’s a football coach. He was a pillar of the community. It really breaks my heart.”
“It’s the first time I have seen something like that.“They were trying to save him. There were four or five people trying to save him.“It’s sad, it’s really sad. I saw him (Mr Fadayomi’s son) and he said ‘he was my dad’ and I gave him a hug. It was horrible.“He was on his scooter. He was just running around he just didn’t know what to do.“I asked him and he said it was his dad.”
“The boy had some problems on the bus with someone, he called his dad, his dad came down and that’s what happened. Murdered.”