A Nigerian dad, Tunde Fadayomi, has died after he was stabbed while protecting his son from a man who attacked him in a bus in Willesden, north London, United Kingdom.
The unfortunate incident occurred on Thursday evening, April 29, the Mirror reports. According to an eyewitness, Tunde, a 40-year-old single father was protecting his son, who is believed to be 14, after he was threatened on a bus before a row spilled into the street. He died after he was repeatedly stabbed at the doorway of a chicken shop.
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 need 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 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. They started fist fighting on the street before the man started stabbing the dad. After stabbing him, the suspect calmly walked away. It was like nothing happened,” the witness said.
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.
“I was the only one who called police. We need to change the way 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 added.