Folajimi Orebiyi stabbed to death in London

Folajimi Orebiyi stabbed to death in London

- The rate of knife-related crimes in the United Kingdom seems not to be abating

- Unfortunately, a young Nigerian student in the country has been killed

- Folajimi Orebiyi was stabbed to death by youths on bicycles after being pursued

A report by The Guardian UK, has detailed how 17-year old Nigerian student, Folajimi Orebiyi was fatally stabbed to death by a gang of youths.

Orebiyi, who is said to stay in the Kensington area of London bled to death on Sunday night outside La Cave à Fromage, a famous market street after he was left in the pool of his own blood. 

Folajimi Orebiyi stabbed to death in London

The late Folajimi Orebiyi

According to the UK Evening Standard, Orebiyi was stabbed to death in front of horrified London tourists and passers-by.

Police officers attempted first aid before paramedics and an air ambulance arrived was fruitless as Orebiyi was pronounced dead at the scene.

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London ambulance service said in a statement: “We were called at 8.41pm on Sunday, 3 July to reports of a stabbing on Portobello Road.

“We sent two ambulance crews, a single responder in a car, an incident response officer and London’s Air Ambulance.

“Our first response, a single responder in a car, arrived on scene at 8.49pm followed by an ambulance crew which arrived at 8.50pm.

“Despite extensive efforts from our crews, sadly a patient was pronounced dead at the scene by the Doctor from the air ambulance.”

Nigerian teenagers have been victims of the UK's brutal knife attacks with the death of Damilola Taylor being the most prominent.

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Taylor was killed 10 days before his 11th birthday after he was stabbed in his left thigh by four youths including two brothers who have since been sentenced to jail after they were convicted for manslaughter.


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