News 24 November 2021
Author: Courtney W

Nearly 150,000 Sign Petition Calling For Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole To Be Honoured With Memorial Plaque

24 November 2021
Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole

Almost 150,000 people have signed a petition calling for Postman’s Park to honour the young man who sadly lost his life trying to save a woman in the River Thames.

On April 24, Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole – best known as Jimi – heroically jumped into the River Thames after seeing a woman fall from London Bridge.

The coastguard and police marine units arrived at the scene to help but were only able to save the woman and a second man. Jimi’s body was found at 6:30am the next morning.

Following his passing, a petition was launched calling for a memorial plaque to be placed in London’s Postman’s Park – a park dedicated to people who died saving others – to honour Jimi.

“He saved the life of a stranger, something that most would hesitate to do,” the description of the petition reads.

“A memorial plaque should be placed in Postman’s Park, a park dedicated to people who died saving others, to honour his bravery and act of heroism.”

In June Katie Smith, who launched the petition, said they’re one step closer to getting Jimi a memorial plaque in Postman’s Park after being directed to the Arch Deacon by the Lord Mayor.

The friends of Jimi have also been keeping his memory alive by releasing songs he recorded under the name Jstizz167 prior to his passing.

After you’ve clicked here for more information on the petition, be sure to listen to the most recent posthumous single from Jimi titled “Homie”.