Italian Jailed 24 Years For Beating Physically Challenged Nigerian To Death

Filippo Ferlazzo, the Italian who murdered Nigerian Alika Ogorchukwu in Italy in July 2022, was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

The 39-year-old Nigerian who was beaten to death in the Italian city of Civitanova Marche in the Marche Region in the Province of Macerata has finally received justice.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made the announcement in a statement signed by NIDCOM spokesperson Gabriel Odu on Thursday.

Dabiri-Erewa, who expressed pleasure with the justice meted down to Ferlazzo, praised the Nigerian Mission in Rome for pursuing the case and other situations involving Nigerians.

“I am glad that this case finally got justice. Like I always say, there has to be consequences for actions”.

The NIDCOM chairman also asked Nigerians in the diaspora to follow the law, achieve in their fields, and never forget to give back to their nation.

She also urged Nigerians residing overseas to obey the law, excel at their jobs, and never forget their roots by supporting their homeland.

According to Italian authorities, Ogorchukwu was assaulted while walking in broad daylight after asking Ferlazzo’s fiancée to purchase him a handkerchief.

The attacker pummeled the man to death with Ogorchukwu’s crutches in front of numerous witnesses, some of whom recorded footage on their smartphones.

Ferlazzo was seized and arrested on July 30, 2022, on charges of murder and stealing Ogorchukwu’s phone.

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