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Donations pour in for murdered Nigerian schoolboy Daniel Anjorin as fundraiser nears £150,000

14-Year-Old Nigerian, Daniel Anjorin, victim of Samurai Sword attack set for burial today

Michael Dapaah – best known for his alias Big Shaq – has donated to a fundraiser for the family of Hainault sword attack victim Daniel Anjorin.
Daniel, 14, was killed as he made his way to Bancroft’s School in Woodford Green last Tuesday (April 30), by an armed man on a violent rampage.

A fundraiser for the schoolboy’s grieving family had topped £140,000 by Tuesday morning, a week on from the attack.

Among more than 8,000 people who have donated is Dapaah, the Croydon-born actor, rapper and comedian known for portraying fictional rap artist Big Shaq, who soared to fame with his single Man’s Not Hot.

Daniel’s family has described the 14-year-old in a new statement as “the most loved and amazing son”.

Four other people, including two police officers, were injured in the attack that saw Daniel killed.
Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo, a dual Spanish-Brazilian national living in Newham, has been charged with murdering the teenager and appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

In a new statement, Daniel’s family said: “We as a family are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Daniel.

“It is difficult for us at this time to process what has happened to him and that he will never come home. Daniel had left the house for school and then he was gone.

“Our children have lost their loving and precious brother and we have lost the most loved and amazing son.

“We would like to send our best wishes to the other victims of this unthinkable incident.
“We would also like to thank the local community for all of their support during this most difficult time.”

Arsenal paid tribute to the 14-year-old Gunners fan by displaying his image on screens at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, ahead of their Premier League game against Bournemouth.

Arsenal fans also paid tribute to the teen in the 14th minute of the fixture as applause broke out around the stadium and a banner reading ‘RIP Daniel’ was held up in the crowd.

On Sunday morning, more than 300 people gathered at Hainault Underground Station for a vigil, paying tribute to Daniel and offering messages of support to his grieving family.

It is alleged that Monzo crashed a van into a fence in Laing Close just before 7am on April 30, hitting a member of the public, Donato Iwule.

A court was on Thursday told that Monzo then got out of the van, said he would kill the man and slashed him to the neck.

Prosecutor David Burns told the court that 15 minutes later it is alleged Monzo broke into a nearby home where Henry De Los Rios Polania and his partner were asleep with their four-year-old daughter.

He went into the bedroom and attacked Mr De Los Rios Polania, shouting about believing in God and causing injuries to his neck and arm, it is alleged.

Monzo is accused of then running up behind Daniel and slashing his neck, before stabbing him in the chest as he lay on the ground.

Police officers arrived and tried to help the teenager, when it is alleged that Monzo appeared from a bush and they chased him.

During a hearing last week, Westminster Magistrates’ Court was told that he jumped out at Pc Yasmin Margaret Mechem-Whitfield and attacked her with the sword while she was on the ground.

He is also accused of injuring a second officer, Inspector Moloy Elec Campbell.

Monzo has been charged with attempting to murder Mr Iwule and PC Mechem-Whitfield, and causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Mr De Los Rios Polania and Inspector Campbell.

He has also been charged with aggravated burglary and possession of a bladed article.
Daniel, 14, was a pupil at £23,000-a-year Bancroft’s School – the same school Nottingham attack victim Grace O’Malley-Kumar had attended before university.