Italian arrested for allege murder of divorce-seeking Nigerian wife

Italian arrested for allege murder of divorce-seeking Nigerian wife


Mr Pierangelo Pellizzar, responsible for the alleged murder of an Italian based Nigerian housewife, Rita Amenze has been arrested.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),confirmed the arrest of the 61-year-old estranged husband, Italian on Sunday.

Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this in a statement.

31-year-old divorce-seeking housewife, was killed in front of her colleagues in the parking lot of Mf Mushroom, a company where she worked on Friday morning, in Noventa Vicentina one week after she returned from Nigeria, according to multiple reports.

Reports said, Rita filed for divorce after she returned to Italy, which provoked her husband to kill her.

Recall that the victim arrived Italy in 2017 through Libya and got married to the Italian man in 2018.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Ambassador to Italy, Mfawa Omini Abam along with President of the National Union of Nigerian Associations in Italy (NUNAI), Mr Rowland Ndukuba and Nigerians in diaspora have demanded for a full scale investigation into the alleged murder and prosecution of the culprit.

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