A 25-year-old Nigerian man, Prince Jerry, has taken his own life by jumping under a moving train in Tortona, Genoa, Italy, after his request for a residency permit for humanitarian reasons was rejected.
The head of association Migrants, Monsignor Giacomo Martino, made this known Thursday and said Prince Jerry committed suicide on January 28 2019.
Martino, who is in charge of the association that helps migrants in the port-city, made the announcement in a chat group with his parishioners.
The message was subsequently shared on social media Wednesday night and published by local newspapers on Thursday.
Jerry’s funeral will be held Friday morning, at the Chiesa dell’Annunziata in Genoa.
Meanwhile some of Jerry’s friends have taken to Facebook to mourn him.