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Envoy, NIDCOM, Nigerian Community condemn killing of Nigerian by her Italian husband in Italy

… Call for Justice

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Italy, Amb Mfawa Omini Abam, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, as well as the Nigerian Community in Italy, have demanded full investigation into the killing of a Nigerian, Rita Amenze in Italy.

Giving an update on the sad event, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated that the estranged husband, Mr Pierangelo Pellizzar, has been arrested.

In a statement in Abuja on Sunday, Dabiri-Erewa said that the alleged killing of Rita Amenze, by her husband due to the fact that she filed for a divorce was quite unfortunate and sad.

Similarly, the President of National Union of Nigerian Associations in Italy (NUNAI), Mr. Rowland Ndukuba also condemned the killing and commended the the Italian Police authorities for the arrest of the husband.

The Nigerian Ambassador, Mfawa Omini Abam, who has been informed about the pathetic death of the Nigerian, has promised that the Embassy will ensure that proper investigation is carried out.

It was reported that Rita filed for divorce which angered her embittered husband, who allegedly carry out the heinous act of killing her.

In the report, the 61-year-old Italian man, Pierangelo Pellizzar, allegedly shot dead his 31-year-old Nigerian wife, Amenze Rita, in Italy.

The report claimed that Rita was killed on Friday morning in Noventa Vicentina in the presence of her colleagues in the parking lot of Mf Mushroom, a company where she worked.

Pellizzar was said to have waylaid his estranged wife at about 7:30am 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 man in 2018.

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