Sad story of how this 19-year-old Nigerian, Andre Adeyemi was macheted to death in the U.K

The family of a Nigerian teen, Andre Aderemi, who was brutally macheted
20 times by after being pursued by three others carrying machetes, at
Monks Hills estate, Selsdon, Croydon,  have pleaded for an end to the
cycle of violence on the capital’s streets.

The 19 year old boy later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital and died.

The stabbings may be gang related because many of those he fraternised with have been killed in a similar fashion. 

Andre was friends with Myron Isaac Yarde, a 17-year-old rapper who fatally stabbed in New Cross in April,

Aderemi was an ex-pupil at John Ruskin College in Croydon, and an
amateur rapper said to be friends with two other young musicians stabbed
to death in south London in the past three months.

He is also said to have performed with 16-year-old Leoandro Osemeke,
known as Showkey, stabbed to death outside a party in Peckham on August

An eye witness, Rebecca Shaw, 18, said she heard “screams” after the terrifying attack in Selsdon, Croydon..

She said:

“Andre’s mother came running down the road. He was on the floor
screaming out for her. I heard the screams and lots of people came
running to him. They tried to give him CPR and put pressure on the

And another onlooker added:

“I saw Andre running for his life and three others were coming up behind
him. They were just chasing him and not shouting. They chased him
behind a row of shops. I called the police, as I knew if they got to him
he’d be done. They were armed with machetes about a foot long. I was
told Andre was stabbed 20 times.”

More than 100 friends and relatives of Andre Aderemi, 19, last night
gathered for a memorial church service on the Croydon estate where he
was murdered on Tuesday.

His mother Yemi Hughes told the congregation: “I’ve lost my baby. He’s my everything, my rock… my other two boys are broken.”

Tragic Andre is the eighth teenager to be stabbed to death in London this year.

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News.She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books.Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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