- An Italian man, Filippo Ferlazzo, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for beating a Nigerian, Alika Ogorchukwu, to death
- The incident occurred in July 2022, in the Italian city of Civitanova Marche, and went viral at the time
- Ferlazzo allegedly accused Ogorchukwu of harassing his girlfriend, prompting him to batter the Nigerian
FCT, Abuja - The Chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has expressed satisfaction with the jail sentence of Filippo Ferlazzo.
Ferlazzo, an Italian man, was accused of killing Alika Ogorchukwu, a Nigerian citizen, in Italy.
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In a statement on Thursday, September 28, 2023, Dabiri-Erewa said she was glad that Ogorchukwu’s case finally got justice.
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"I am glad that this case finally got justice. Like I always say, there has to be consequences for actions."
She commended the Nigerian mission in Rome, for following through with the case.
The convict bagged a 24-year jail term on Wednesday, September 27, for beating Ogorchukwu, 39, to death in broad daylight in 2022. The deceased was a physically challenged individual.
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The fatal fight between Ferlazzo and Ogorchukwu was filmed on Friday, July 29, 2022, on a street in central Italy. Ogorchukwu died at the scene.
Subsequently, the Italian government promised to give Ogorchukwu's wife a job.
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On Tuesday, September 26, Biden announced the inaugural members of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the US.
Dabiri-Erewa described the nomination of the two Nigerians as a welcome development.
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