Crime and Security

FG, Nigerian Community condemn killing of country’s citizen in Italy


The federal government has demanded a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing of a Nigerian lady in Italy.

The Nigerian Ambassador to Italy, Amb Mfawa Omini Abam, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) and the Nigerian Community in Italy, condemned the killing of the Nigerian lady, Rita Amenze, housewife to an Italian.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa who gave an update on the sad incident, stated that the estranged husband, Mr Pierangelo Pellizzar, has been arrested.

In a statement in Abuja on Sunday, Dabiri-Erewa said that the Killing’s of Amenze by her husband over her filing for a divorce was quite unfortunate and sad.

The President of National Union of Nigerian Associations in Italy (NUNAI), Mr Rowland Ndukuba also condemned the killing and thanked the Italian Police authorities for the arrest of the woman’s husband.

The Nigerian Ambassador, to Italy, Mfawa Omini Abam, who has been informed about the pathetic death of the Nigerian, has promised that the Embassy will ensure that proper investigation is carried out.

It was gathered that Amenze had filed for divorce following a row which enraged her husband leading him to carry out the heinous act.

The 61-year-old Italian man, Pierangelo Pellizzar, allegedly pick his weapon and shot dead his 31-year-old Nigerian wife in Italy.

Rita was said to have been killed in front of her colleagues in the parking lot of Mf Mushroom, a company where she worked on Friday morning, in Noventa Vicentina. She was reportedly shot four times.

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