The Federal Government on Sunday condemned the killing of a physically challenged Nigerian in Italy, asking authorities in the European country to investigate the incident and be sure to arrest the killer.
The 39-year-old Alika Ogorchukwu was beaten to death on Friday 29 of July 2022, by an Italian man in Civitanova Marche city area of the country, while onlookers filmed the sad incident without intervening.
Reacting to the incident in a statement by the Nigerian Embassy, “The attention of the Embassy has been drawn to the brutal murder of Alika Ogorchukwu. A 39-year-old Nigerian citizen who was beaten to death by an Italian man on Friday 29th July 2022, in Civitanova Marche city, located in the Province of Macerata, Marche Region of Italy.
“The incident occurred on a busy street, in front of shocked onlookers. Some of whom made videos of the attack, with little or no attempt to prevent it.
“His Excellency, Ambassador Mfawa Omini Abam has condemned the gruesome murder and has commiserated with Mrs. Charity Oriachi, wife of the deceased, and the rest of his family.
“His Excellency has directed the provision of immediate consular assistance as appropriate. The Embassy is currently collaborating with relevant Italian authorities to ensure justice is served and to provide succour to the family of the deceased.
“Ambassador Abam wishes to enjoin members of the Nigerian community in Italy to remain calm and to refrain from taking laws into their hands.”