AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of a “nice, humble and smart” father who was killed after he crashed into a substation.

Stanley Idoko, 37, also known as Swisstan D Kingmaker, lost his life in the collision in Western Esplanade.

On Wednesday senior coroner Chris Wilkinson opened an inquest into Mr Idoko’s death.

Winchester Coroner’s Court heard that at around 11.10pm on September 30 the emergency services were called to the road where they had reports of a vehicle hitting an electricity substation and “reports of a vehicle being on fire”.

The father-of-two's body was identified by forensic services using DNA, and a post mortem by Dr Vipul Foria concluded that Mr Idoko died of extensive burns.

Mr Wilkinson adjourned the inquest until March 31, 2020.

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.

And following his death 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