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VIDEO: Man subjected to disgusting racist abuse on bus

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
VIDEO: Man subjected to disgusting racist abuse on bus

A Nigerian man was subjected to verbal racist attack during a bus journey from Kilkenny to Dublin on Wednesday night.

The Herald reports that Yomi Ogunyemi was told by the inebriated thug that he should "f*** off back to where you came from”.

Witnesses say the attacker kicked Mr Ogunyemi’s hand, knocking his phone to the floor.

Mr Ogunyemi told the Herald: “What happened was I was on my way back home, and this guy, obviously drunk just started throwing all kinds of abuse at me. It was horrible.”

Father-of-three Mr Ogunyemi has been living in Ireland since 2005 and had recently got a job in financial services in Kilkenny.

Mr Ogunyemi said: “I recorded some of the attack on my phone, but because my children use my phone a lot I deleted it.”

He said that this was the first time he had ever been subjected to this level of abuse, and that he hoped he would not have to endure it again.

Dublin City University (DCU) student Jack Reardon (18) captured the video on his phone.

Jack told the Herald “He started using the ‘n' word, and after 20 minutes I got sick of it. I went up myself to the man and said what he was doing was disgusting, and to leave the gentleman alone. But that didn't stop him,” he said.

The verbal attack lasted for over an hour.