FG Condemns Murder Of Nigerian In Italy, Calls For Probe

Ignatius Igwe  
Updated July 31, 2022
A Nigerian, Alika Ogorchukwu, was said to have been beaten to death on July 29, 2022.



The Federal Government on Sunday condemned the killing of a Nigerian in Italy, asking authorities in the European country to probe the incident and arrest the killer.

Alika Ogorchukwu, 39, was beaten to death in Civitanova Marche city in the Province of Macerata, Marche Region on Friday, a situation that caused an uproar among Nigerians living in Italy.

Reacting to the incident in a statement by the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Francisca Omayuli, the government said it had directed the Nigerian Embassy in Rome on what to do.

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One of such steps, Omayuli stated, is for the embassy to liaise with the relevant Italian authorities to ensure that justice is served to prevent a reoccurrence of the incident.

“The Federal Government of Nigeria condemns in the strongest terms the unjustifiable murder of Mr Ogorchukwu and calls on the government of Italy to bring the perpetrator of the heinous act to book without delay,” the statement read.

“Accordingly, the Federal Government of Nigeria has directed its Embassy in Rome, Italy, to remain seized of the unwelcome development and work speedily, together with the relevant Italian authorities, to ensure that justice is served, in order to forestall a repeat of the unfortunate incident.”

While commiserating with the family of the victim, the government called on Nigerians living in Italy to exercise restraint as the law takes its course in the case.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Embassy in Rome said it was collaborating with relevant Italian authorities to ensure justice and to provide succour to the family of the victim.

The Nigerian Ambassador to Italy, Mfawa Omini Abam, condemned the killing of Ogorchukwu and commiserated with his wife, Charity Oriachi, and the rest of his family.