An Italian man, Amedeo Mancini, who is known as a right wing soccer hooligan has been arrested and charged for murder for beating a Nigerian asylum seeker, Emmanuel Chidi Nnamdi, to death in a racist attack.
Trouble reportedly started when the hooligan rained racial slurs at the partner of the 36-year-old Nigerian who reacted to the Italian’s action.
Both men according to eyewitnesses later engaged in a duel and the Nigerian who was apparently overpowered by the Italian was gruesomely beaten.
According to local Italian newspaper La Republica newspaper, Emmanuel got into a fight on Tuesday after the man called his 24-year-old girlfriend, Chinyere, a monkey.
The paper informed that after the Nigerian was badly battered into coma by the Italian, he was later taken to a hospital in the north-east of Rome, where he was later declared dead.
Following the incident, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi took to his Twitter account to condemn racism. “Against hatred, racism and violence.” The PM wrote on his Twitter handle.
The murder of the Nigerian asylum seeker who reportedly left Nigeria to flee Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, is coming less than a week after Fola Orebiyi, a Nigerian student, was reportedly stabbed to death in a street clash on Sunday July 3, in Notting Hill, London.
The slaying of the Nigerian teenager in the UK by a gang of youths was condemned by the Nigeria government via a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
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