Italian police have arrested 32-year-old Filippo Claudio Giuseppe Ferlazzo for beating a physically-challenged Nigerian in Italy to death.
Alika Ogorchukwu was beaten to death in Civitanova Marche city in the Province of Macerata, Marche region of Italy.
Ogorchukwu was attacked at his stall where Ferlazzo grabbed the vendor’s crutch and repeatedly struck the Nigerian with his bare hands, causing his death.
Police chief, Matteo Luconi, told Italian news channel Sky TG24 that onlookers called police, who responded to the scene after a suspect had fled and attempted to administer aid to the victim.
Mr Ogorchukwu, who was married with two children, resorted to selling goods on the street after he was hit by a car and lost his job as a labourer due to the injuries he suffered.
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The accident left him with a limp, and needing crutches, said Daniel Amanza, who runs the ACSIM, association for immigrants in the Marche region’s Macerata province.