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Condemnations trail killing of Nigerian lady in Italy


Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Envoy, NIDCOM, diaspora community seek probe

The Nigerian Ambassador to Italy, Ambassador Mfawa Omini Abam, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, as well as the Nigerian community in Italy, have called for a full investigation into the killing of a Nigerian housewife, Rita Amenze, in Italy.

Giving an update on the sad event yesterday, Dabiri-Erewa stated that the estranged husband, Mr. Pierangelo Pellizzar has been arrested.
In a statement signed by Head, NIDCOM Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun in Abuja, Dabiri-Erewa, said the alleged killing of the housewife by her husband due to the fact that she filed for divorce was quite unfortunate and sad.
Similarly, the President of the National Union of Nigerian Associations in Italy (NUNAI), Mr. Rowland Ndukuba condemned the killing and praised police authorities for arresting the husband.

The ambassador, who has been informed about the situation, promised that the Embassy will ensure proper investigation into the matter.
The 61-year-old Italian, Pierangelo Pellizzar, was embittered when Rita filed for divorce, and allegedly shot the 31-year-old Nigerian.
Rita was killed in front of her colleagues in the parking lot of Mf Mushroom, a company, where she worked on Friday morning, in Noventa Vicentina.
It was gathered that the suspect, Pellizzar, waylaid his estranged wife at about 7:30 a.m. and shot her four times until life was gone out of her.
Rita, who just returned from Nigeria a week ago, arrived in Italy in 2017 through Libya and got married to the Italian in 2018.


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