Nigerian MP's son was shot dead in London 'in revenge for stopping a gang rape'

A murdered sports coach was terrified for his life after he stopped the gang rape of a child when he was just 14, according to his devastated mother.

Ronke Badru believes 'in her heart' that her university graduate son was gunned down in revenge for stopping the brutal gang rape 11 years ago.

She said Abraham Badru, 26, feared for his life after he gave evidence to convict and jail nine boys who gang raped a 14-year-old schoolgirl.

Ronke Badru, pictured, believes her son Abraham, 26, was murdered because he stopped a gang rape in Hackney, east London in 2006 and gave evidence against the attackers which saw them imprisoned 

Ronke Badru, pictured, believes her son Abraham, 26, was murdered because he stopped a gang rape in Hackney, east London in 2006 and gave evidence against the attackers which saw them imprisoned 

Abraham Badru, pictured, received a medal from the Metropolitan Police for his heroic action in preventing the gang rape and giving evidence against the attackers

Abraham Badru, pictured, received a medal from the Metropolitan Police for his heroic action in preventing the gang rape and giving evidence against the attackers

Mr Badru was gunned down as he got out of his car on March 25 in Ferncliff Road, Hackney

Mr Badru was gunned down as he got out of his car on March 25 in Ferncliff Road, Hackney

Relatives of the rapists threw eggs at the family's home and made threatening phone calls to terrified Abraham, then 16, because he had imprisoned their loved ones.

After the case he fled 159 miles to Bristol for seven years after where he studied a BTEC in Sports Science before attending the University of Gloucestershire where he completed a masters in sports coaching.

A month after he was shot dead by a man armed with a shotgun just yards from his family home in east London, his distraught mother Ronke, 50, has pleaded for the killer to be brought to justice.

She said the rape happened on the Frampton Estate in Hackney where the family lived until Abraham began to receive threats.

She said: 'He went to Bristol in 2007 after he rescued a girl from a rape.

'He received threatening phone calls, he was really scared for his life.

'They were throwing eggs at our door and everything, the family of the group.

'Abraham was just 14 and the police said he was a witness and they said if you do not allow him you will be charged with perverting the course of justice.

'The family of those boys were coming to my door and saying he should not go to court.

'He moved to Bristol to continue his education, he was only 16.'

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh is leading the murder investigation. He said his officers are investigating a possible link with the rape trial although stressed he may have also been a victim of mistaken identity. He said: ''It would be too soon to nail all the colours to the mast. That is one line of enquiry, but we have others that we are looking into'

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh is leading the murder

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