Social media is flooded with horrifying video of the incident.
The assailant “had flown into a frenzy after the victim commented that his fiancée was lovely,” according to reports that he beat a Nigerian street vendor to death in Italy in broad daylight.
Alika Ogorchukwu, a street trader from Nigeria, was killed by an Italian man named Filippo Claudio Giuseppe Ferlazzo on Friday in Civitanova Marche, a coastal town on the Adriatic Sea.
According to Daniel Amanza, who oversees the ACSIM association for immigrants in the Marche region’s Macerata province, Ferlazzo grew enraged when Mr. Ogorchukwu told the man’s ‘girlfriend’ she was beautiful
He was slain by this flattery,’ Mr. Amanza told The Associated Press.
Tragically, there were a lot of people nearby. They recorded while yelling “Stop,” but nobody intervened to keep them apart,’ Mr. Amanza claimed.
The savage killing of the father of two was caught on camera by bystanders who did nothing to physically stop it, inciting outrage online.
According to the local source ANSA, Italian police detained Ferlazzo, 32, yesterday for the alleged murder of Mr. Ogorchukwu and theft of the victim’s cell phone.
Ferlazzo was detained on Saturday after police tracked his movements using street cameras. According to local media, Ferlazzo is presently being detained at Ancona’s Montacuto prison.
It is rumored that he won’t face any charges for racism.
According to one of the investigators, Matteo Luconi, “the case is fairly apparent; everything seems to have originated from a fight over trivial reasons, not racism.”
On Friday in the bustling town center of Civitanova Marche, an Italian man by the name of Filippo Claudio Giuseppe Ferlazzo beat to death Alika Ogorchukwu, 39.
As Italy prepares for parliamentary elections in which the right-wing alliance has already made immigration a topic of contention, shocking video footage of the incident has gone viral on social media, inciting outrage.
According to the police, Mr. Ogorchukwu was peddling items when his assailant snatched his crutch and repeatedly hit him.
The victim fought back and was wrestled onto his back on the street by Ferlazzo, who then attempted to pin Mr. Ogorchukwu to the ground by climbing on top of him.
Charity Oriachi, the wife of Mr. Ogorchukwu, protested at the scene of the murder on Saturday and yelled, “Now I just want justice for my husband.”
The Democratic Party’s left-leaning leader, Enrico Letta, tweeted: “The murder of Alika Ogorchukwu leaves us dismayed.” the extraordinary ferocity. a general lack of interest. There is no justification possible.
In addition to expressing outrage over the death, right-wing leader Matteo Salvini, who is making security a centerpiece of his campaign, stated that “security has no color and needs to return to being a right.”
The attacker attacked the victim, initially striking him with a crutch. Police investigator Matteo Luconi stated at a press conference that the attacker repeatedly struck the victim with his bare hands after causing him to fall to the ground.
Later, he revealed to Italian news outlet Sky TG24 that witnesses called the police, who arrived after the culprit had escaped and tried to help the victim.
If the death was brought on by blows, suffocation, or another reason, an autopsy will reveal this information.
Mr. Luconi claimed that the attacker struck the victim after the seller made “insistent” requests for adjustment. Police were watching videos of the assault and questioning witnesses. They claimed that the suspect had not spoken out.
According to Mr. Amanza of the ACSIM association for immigrants, Mr. Ogorchukwu, who was married and had two children who were 8 and 10 years old, turned to selling products on the street after being hit by a car and losing his work as a laborer as a result of his injuries.