TRIBUTES have been paid to a "nice, humble and smart" father who was tragically killed in a car accident.

Stanley Idoko, 37, also known as Swisstan D Kingmaker, lost his life after his car hit a sub-station in Western Esplanade on October 1.

It was reported that the father-of-two was killed at the scene and firefighters were called to tackle a blaze caused by the accident.

Now, his friends and family are raising money to help pay for his funeral and help Stanley's young family.

Stanley was a support worker and had previously studied at Southampton Solent University.

He had two daughters, Elisha, one, and Hannah, four, with his partner.

Blessing Esuk, a friend of Stanley, told the Daily Echo that he had been studying for his Data Analysts Certification on the day of the crash and spent his whole day in the library before going to watch the football.

On his way back from watching the game, Stanley never made it home.

Blessing said: "Stanley was my husband's good friend who lived together when he was a student at Southampton Solent University and I got to know him through my husband. We became friends in the same circle.

"He was a very nice, humble and smart man.

"We just want to raise enough money to be able to give him funeral once the police released his body and whatever is left will go to his two girls up brining.

"He was a very ambitious young man and wanted the best for his two girls.

"As a support worker, he was caring and always wanted a better life for his family, which is why he started studying for Data Analysts certification to be able to earn more.

"We, as his friends, will try our best to support his two girls and encourage them to live the life the dad wanted for them, which is getting the best education and become women of power in the society."

Stanley's friends set up a GoFundMe page to raise £20,000 and have so far raised more than £4,000.

To donate, visit the GoFundMe website