By Ogechi Okorie
Abuja (Precise Post) – The Metropolitan Police have arrested a 42-year-old suspect for allegedly stabbing a Nigerian football coach, Tunde Fadayomi , who was protecting his son from a man who attacked him in a bus in Willesden, north London, United Kingdom.
According to Mirror, the suspect is being held at the police station and police say they are not searching for anyone else connected with the murder.
It was learnt that the incident happened on Thursday when the 40-year-old Nigerian was protecting his teenage son after he was threatened on a bus before a row spilt into the street, an eyewitness said.
A passenger on the bus who witnessed the tragedy said Tunde died after being repeatedly stabbed by the suspect who then walked away “without a care in the world.”
The witness said: “He calmly walked away. It was like nothing happened. He just walked, and no one had bothered to go after him. This is a very dangerous man who needs to be taken off the streets before he strikes again.”
The witness, who wished to remain anonymous, said the argument started when the suspect accused Tunde’s son and his friend of preventing the bus from moving, whereas the vehicle was stationary because it was changing drivers.
“The bus had stopped outside Willesden Garage and the man just kept shouting that he needs to see his mum and then he started accusing the boys of being the reason why the bus wasn’t moving.
“I was on my phone and was thinking ‘why is this grown man shouting at these boys?’ The boys were trying to calm him down but then he reached into his crotch and pulled out a blade. The boys ran off the bus and one said he was going to get his dad.”
The witness said the suspect came off the bus too but went back on shortly before Tunde boarded and made his way up the stairs.
He said: “The dad asked the man why he had troubled his son. They started shouting at each other before the killer took out the knife again and said, ‘I want to go and see my mum.”
Mobile video footage shows the two men arguing on the top deck before the dad comes off the bus, followed by the suspect.
“They started fist fighting on the street before the man started stabbing the dad.
“People started screaming and after the dad fell, the knifeman stood in the road with everyone else,” the witness said.
Bystanders can be heard screaming while others try to intervene in the distressing clip circulated on social media.
The witness said he was disgusted by the actions of people who whipped out their phones after Tunde had been stabbed rather than try and help him.
He said: “I was the only one who called the police. We need to change how we use technology and use it sensibly, not stand by and watch a man dying. This man died protecting his son. As a father myself, I understand why he confronted his killer, and we would do the same.
“He did what any decent father did and he lost his life while the killer walked away without a care in the world. He needs to be found and quickly.”
A teenager, thought to be Tunde’s son, is seen in a video being comforted in the aftermath of the killing.
Tunde was a football coach and a devoted single dad popular in the community, a friend, told the news outlet.
The victim’s friend said: “Tunde was an all-around good guy. No one would say a bad word about him. No one deserves to die like this, especially someone like Tunde.”
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