Filippo Claudio Giuseppe Ferlazzo, A Italian Man Killed Alika Ogorchukwu, A Nigerian Migrant

A Nigerian street vendor, Alika Ogorchukwu was brutally killed by an Italian white man. This attack has raised many eyebrows in Italy.

Many news outlets, organizations, and Independent media houses are condemning the attack. They are urging the authorities to reveal the whole truth. The perpetrator named Filippo Claudio Giuseppe Ferlazzo is under arrest.

According per the Judge’s order, the suspect will be kept in jail until the investigation procedure completes.


Who was Alika Ogorchukwu?

Alika Ogorchukwu was a street trader who used to make a living by selling fruits. The 39-year-old man was selling handkerchiefs in the bustling streets of Civitanova Marche. Reportedly, Ferlazzo started beating and punching him with his fists.

People were witnessing the whole crime scene as bystanders. In fact, there was no effort by them to stop and save the vendor. Moreover, in broad daylight, two people were also filming the attack.


The video is circulating on all social media platforms and has shocked the people in the country.

Alika Ogorchukwu

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Evidences Against The Murderer

Immediately within a few minutes, Filippo Claudio Giuseppe Ferlazzo was under police custody. The video doing the rounds on the Internet is the biggest evidence against the Italian man. However, the autopsy report is yet to come. It will determine the exact reason for victim’s death.

Judge Claudio Bonifazi was in charge of the hearing of Ferlazzo’s case. But there seems to be a new debate. The Judge stated-

“He gave his version of the facts and said he was sorry.”

This statement is bringing up the question about the racism and ableism prevailing in the country.

Family And Nigerian Government’s Reaction

Alika Ogorchukwu’ family has responded that none of the sorrys matter and they demand only justice. Moreover, the victim’s lawyer has said that Alika Ogorchukwu’s wife wants to meet the perpetrator face to face. She wants to understand why he killed her husband.


As per the sources, the family has been staying in Italy for a long time as immigrants.

The Nigerian Government has also issued a statement citing serious concern over the issue.

“strongly condemns the gruesome murder of a Nigerian” and calls on all Nigerians “to exercise restraint as the Law takes its course.”

The embassy in Rome has called for Justice for the family of the disabled. Further, the heinous attack against the Nigerian man has caused havoc in the community. As a result, they have taken to the streets to demonstrate their fear and outrage.

Also, Late Alika Ogorchukwu has a son who doesn’t know of his father’s whereabouts yet.

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