The authorities of Italy have caught and arrested a suspect who was involved in the killing of a Nigerian man, Ogochukwu Alika, in Italy.
The 39-year-old Alika, who was physically disabled, was beaten to death by the man with his crutched by the unidentified attacker. At the same time, people watched and recorded the incident on their mobile phones.
The incident occurred on Friday, July 29, in the Civitanova Marche city, located in the Province of Macerata, Marche Region of Italy.
The Nigerian citizen was beaten to death by an Italian man. The incident occurred on a busy street, in front of horrified onlookers. Some made videos of the attack, with little or no attempt to prevent it.
While giving an update about the case through a statement passed on Tuesday, August 2, Abike Dabiri, the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, stated that the suspect would be taken to court by the Italian authorities.
She added that the police officers were working and cooperating with the Nigerian mission to take part and to assure that justice was given to the deceased and his family.
Furthermore, the Nigerian Mission is asking that the Italian government must provide the wife of the deceased, a widow, with a promising job for the remaining families, being the sole breadwinner of the family, said Dabiri-Erewa.
The statement was signed by Gabriel Odu of NiDCOM public relations unit read, “Dabiri-Erewa took the chance to thank the Nigerian community in Italy, various organisations and individuals in Italy who have rallied round to help and raise funds for the late Alika’s family since his demise.”
Moreover, the NiDCOM boss revealed that the Canadian government had also identified the murders of two Nigerians at a Night club in Canada.
Chibueze Momah and Tosin Arowoshegbe were shot dead at a nightclub in Canada where they used to work as guards.
The NiDCOM chairman stated that the authorities were working on getting to the root of the unfortunate incident.