Italian police have arrested a man over the brutal killing of a Nigerian street-seller identified as Ogochukwu Alika.
The deceased, who was physically challenged was beaten to death with his crutches by the unnamed attacker while people watched and recorded the incident with their phones.
The wife of the victim, Charity Oriachi, said, “I need justice for my husband, that is what I want. Because it is too much, the pain is too much for me.”
Giving an update on the case in a statement on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the suspect would be charged to court by the Italian police.
She explained that the police were working and cooperating with the Nigerian mission in Italy to ensure justice was done.
“Also, the Nigerian Mission is requesting that the Italian government provides Mrs. Alika, the widow, a good job to cater for the rest of the family, being the family’s bread winner, now,’’ Dabiri-Erewa disclosed.
The statement signed by Gabriel Odu of NiDCOM public relations unit read, “Dabiri-Erewa seized the chance to thank the Nigerian community in Italy, various organisations and individuals in Italy who have rallied round to support and raise funds for the late Alika’s family since his death.’’