The Nigerian Embassy in Italy has condemned the killing of 39-year-old Alika Ogochukwu in the Civitanova Marche city of the European country.
Ogochukwu, a father-of-two and a street trader was murdered by an Italian man, identified as Filippo Claudio Giuseppe Ferlazzo, in a broad daylight in Civitanova Marche’s busy town centre, a beach town on the Adriatic Sea, on Friday.
Alika, a physically challenged man, was said to have been selling goods when his attacker grabbed his crutch and struck him down with a series of blows, according to police.
Reacting in a statement, the embassy said its currently collaborating with relevant Italian authorities to ensure justice is served and to provide succour to the family of the deceased.
The statement read, “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.”
Abam enjoined members of the Nigerian community in Italy to remain calm and to refrain from taking laws into their hands.
“His Excellency wishes to reassure Nigerians in Italy that citizen diplomacy remains the key thrust of his administration and will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all Nigerians in Italy receive timely, efficient, and professional consular services.”
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