he federal government of Nigeria has condemned the gruesome murder of Alika Ogorchukwu by an unnamed Italian man in Civitanova, Marche Province of Italy.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that 39-year-old Ogorchukwu was beaten to death by the yet-to-be-identified Italian man on Friday 29th July, 2022 on a busy street in front of shocked onlookers.
It was gathered that the onlookers made videos of the attack with little or no attempt to prevent it.
The Nigerian government has called on the Italian government to bring the perpetrator of the heinous act under the jurisdiction of the Law without delay, according to a statement released Francisca Omayuli (Mrs), Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The statement reads: “The Federal Government of Nigeria is deeply concerned and strongly condemns the gruesome murder of a Nigerian, Mr. Alika OGORCHUKWU, in Civitanova, Marche Province of Italy, by an unnamed Italian man, on 29 July 2022.
“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 under the jurisdiction of the Law without delay.
“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.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria is deeply saddened and commiserates with the family of the deceased and calls on all Nigerians to exercise restraint as the Law takes its course in the case.
Meanwhile, a statement released by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has it that the Nigerian ambassador in Italy, Ambassador Mfawa Omini Abam had reassured Nigerians in Italy that citizen diplomacy remained the key thrust of his administration.
Ambassador Abam in the statement vowed that no stone would be left unturned in ensuring that all Nigerians in Italy receive timely, efficient and professional consular services.
The statement reads: “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’s diplomacy remained 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. Embassy of Nigeria Rome, Italy”.