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Nigerian MP’s son was shot dead in revenge for stopping a gang rape.

The mother of Abraham Badru, who was shot dead outside his home in London, believes he was killed as revenge for helping to convict a gang of rapists.

Abraham was shot in the chest in Dalston, east London, on 25 March, while speaking on the phone with a friend.

The 26-year-old received a bravery award in 2009 after he saved a girl from being gang-raped at a party, later giving evidence against her attackers. His mother, Ronke, said she believed “in my heart” it was why he was killed.

Ms Badru, wife of House of Representatives member, Hon. Dolapo Badru, said her son was threatened and his home was pelted with eggs after he stopped the attack as a 14-year-old, leaving him “scared for his life”.

He moved to Bristol in 2009 to study but returned to London to look for work in 2016. Mr Badru bumped into one of the attackers, who had since been released from prison, in a nightclub and had to run away. His car was also vandalised.

A £20,000 reward is on offer for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the killer.

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