…as NIDCOM boss says ‘I’m glad this case finally got justice’
Ben Peters, Abuja
Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has expressed satisfaction with the justice meted to Filippo Ferlazzo, an Italian man who killed a Nigerian citizen in Italy.
“I am glad that this case finally got justice. Like I always say, there has to be consequences for actions,” the NIDCOM said in her reaction to the court judgement.
Dabiri-Erewa commended the Nigerian Mission in Rome for following through with the case and other cases involving Nigerians.
The convict bagged 24 years jail term on Wednesday for causing the death of a 39-year-old Nigerian man who was on crutches, walking in a Marche coastal city in July 2022.
Recall that in July 29, 2022, Alika Ogorchukwu was assaulted in broad daylight as he was hawking. The attacker beat Ogorchukwu to death using Ogorchukwu’s crutches in front of several onlookers, who did not intervene. Some of the onlookers, however, recorded videos of the attack using their phones.
On July 30, 2022, Filippo Ferlazzo, was arrested on charges of having murdered Ogorchukwu and having stolen Ogorchukwu’s phone.
The Italian Police stated that they believe Ferlazzo attacked Ogorchukwu after he had asked Ferlazzo’s girlfriend to buy a handkerchief.
The incident was reported to have taken place at 2 p.m. on Friday in the main central street of Civitanova Marche, Italy.
Ogorchukwu was later found dead at the scene by paramedics.
The NIDCOM boss urged Nigerians in the Diaspora to remain law abiding, excel in what they do and never forget home by giving back to homeland.