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In an Italian city Civitanova Marche an Italian beat to death a native of Nigeria, trading on the street, on one of the main streets in the presence of passers-by. This happened on the afternoon of July 29th.
According to preliminary reports, Filippo Ferlazzo, 32, attacked Alika Ogorchukva, 39, after he allegedly insistently asked him and his 45-year-old companion, Elena D., for money in exchange for a pack of handkerchiefs or as alms. At some point, according to Ferlazzo, the Nigerian took the woman by the hand.
According to eyewitnesses, when Elena D. entered the store, Ferlazzo caught up with Ogorchukvu and began to beat him with his own crutch (Ogorchukvu used it after he got into an accident a year earlier). Then he knocked him to the ground and beat and choked him for three or four minutes, preventing him from getting up.
Judging by the video, which captured part of the incident, bystanders did not try to interfere with Ferlazzo; in the video, you can hear someone yelling at him: “You’re going to kill him like that.” According to the reconstruction of Il Post, eyewitnesses called the police and an ambulance at the same time.
Ferlazzo was arrested shortly after the incident. He stated to his appointed lawyer that he had a psychiatric illness; he reportedly had previous episodes of violent behavior. According to the lawyer, the detainee asked for forgiveness from the family of the deceased.
Following the murder of Aliki Ogorchukwu, local Nigerians staged a protest in the city; how writes The Huffington Post, its participants, among other things, accused local residents of not intervening in what was happening. Many Italian politicians, commenting on the death of a Nigerian, also mentioned the alleged “indifference” of eyewitnesses.