A Nigerian woman named Linda Bello-Monerville lamented after her son David Bello-Monerville was stabbed to death in Barnet, London, last month – he was the fifth person killed in just six consecutive days.
But Linda’s grief did not just start last month; the Nigerian mother earlier lost two other sons to gang violence. Six years ago, his 19-year-old brother Joseph Burke-Monerville was shot in a case of mistaken identity and no one was ever convicted for the killing. In 1994, the eldest brother Trevor Monerville was 26 when he was stabbed to death in London. Again, no one has ever been convicted for his death.
Linda who sobbed so much beside her husband had to be given a box of tissues by the presenter Kate Garraway. Her husband who spoke for the most part told Good Morning Britian this: “I have to hold onto what is left of my family.”
When Linda found her voice, she had this to say: “We don’t want them to be counted in the statistics of gun culture, we just want them to have a good education. I just want justice. Justice has not been done for Joseph, justice has not been done for Trevor.”