How A Nigerian Citizen Was Beaten To Death In Italy
A Nigerian, resident in Italy, Alika Ogorchukwu, has been brutally murdered in Italy, the Nigerian Embassy in Rome has confirmed.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) tweeted on Saturday, said that Ogorchukwu, a “39-year-old Nigerian citizen 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.”
A statement from the embassy said Ogorchukwu lost his life in the process, even as passersby made videos of the attack, with little or no attempt to prevent it.
Nigeria’s Ambassador in Italy, Mfawa Omini Abam, condemned the gruesome murder and condoled Mrs Charity Oriachi, wife of the deceased and his family.
Explaining what transpired, the embassy in a statement described the incident as a ‘brutal murder’, adding that all hands would be on deck to ensure justice prevail in the matter.
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.
“Ambassador Abam wishes to enjoin 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.”