The story of how a physically challenged Nigerian vendor, Alika Ogorchukwu, was clobbered to death by one Filippo Claudio Giuseppe Ferlazzoin has emerged.
Alika Ogorchukwu, 39, was beaten to death by an Italian man, identified as Filippo Claudio Giuseppe Ferlazzo, in Civitanova Marche’s busy town centre, a beach town on the Adriatic Sea, on Friday.
Shocking video footage of the attack has circulated widely on social media, eliciting outrage as Italy enters a parliamentary election campaign in which the right-wing coalition has already made immigration an issue.
Alika was selling goods when his attacker grabbed the vendor’s crutch and struck him down with a series of blows, according to police.
Footages from the scene showed how the assailant grabbed the victim’s crutch before slamming him on the ground.
He continued to wrestle the supine vendor in the full glare of the watching public, with the crime being captured by surveillance cameras in the vicinity.
Meanwhile, onlookers put their cameras to work as the aggressive man pounced on the helpless vendor.
Police investigator, Matteo Luconi, said the attacker repeatedly struck the Nigerian with his bare hands, causing his death.
“The aggressor went after the victim, first hitting him with a crutch. He made him fall to the ground, then he finished, causing the death, striking repeatedly with his bare hands,” he said.
Watch video of the incidence below: Filippo Claudio Giuseppe Ferlazzo: How Nigerian man, Alika Ogorchukwu, was beaten to death in Italy
Alika’s wife, Charity Oriachi, said: ‘Now I just want justice for my husband’, during a protest at the murder scene on Saturday.
Video: Wife of the late Alika Ogorchukwu speaks