A Nigerian man, Alika Ogochukwu, has been killed with a crutch in Corso Umberto I in Civitanova Marche, Italy.
Police Ambulance services attended, and an attempt to revive Ogochukwu failed as he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident happened around 2pm on 29 July, on the street, in the glare of passers-by who stood and watched as a 32-year-old Italian from Campania sniffed the life out of him.
Ogochukwu, who would be 40 in November, lived in San Severino March with his family but travelled to the coast, Civitanova, where he engaged in street begging.
Standard Gazette gathered that Ogochukwu had an accident a few months back and was disabled. His attacker used the crutch he supported himself with to murder him.
The problem started, according to unverified information, after Ogochukwu allegedly talked with the woman who was in the company of the 32-year-old Italian.
A Nigerian resident, Festus Elemwonbo, an incoming vice President of Nigerian Union Ancona, told Standard Gazette, "it happened close to my house. He is a disabled man who had an accident some time ago. In Italy, if you don't have a job, you do "Shoroti", so he was doing that on the street. I heard he argued with the Italian guy, which led to the fight."
His body remained on the ground, on the sidewalk, in front of the shops, in front of passers-by, covered in a white sheet by the police.
The attacker was arrested as the police team led by Claudio Rastrelli arrived at the scene.
The Nigerian embassy has been informed and is yet to make an official statement.
Standard Gazette contacted his wife, Vero C Severino, for comment and is yet to get a response.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.