A Nigerian dad, aged 40, was reportedly stabbed to death on a street in London while trying to protect his son.
The Nigerian, who was identified as Michael Olatunde Fadayomi, is said to be known as a “pillar of the community”, a football coach and a devoted single dad with much popularity in the community.
He was said to have been knifed after a fight started on the top floor of a busy bus in North West London on Thursday, April 29.
Witnesses said Mr Fadayomi’s teenage son – understood to be heading to football training – “had some problems on the bus with someone”.
When his father intervened, the confrontation escalated and spilled out onto the pavement.
It was gathered that the son, whose name is yet to be known, desperately tried to intervene as his father was repeatedly stabbed before an ambulance arrived.
Police have reportedly arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of murder.
Vanessa, a neighbour, told MyLondon: “I’m still in shock. A bad word never would come out of his mouth.
“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.”
Video footage of the incident going viral on social media shows an argument break out between two men on the top floor of the bus before it spilled out onto the street.
The Police have told people not to share the footage.