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61 year old Italian man allegedly shot his 31 year old Nigerian wife after she filed for divorce

Photo: Rita Amenze

Nigerian government has condemned the alleged killing of one of their citizens Rita Amenze by her Italian husband in Italy.

The Nigerian in Diaspora commission has called for justice and demands full investigations into the killing of the 31-year-old Nigerian lady.

In their statement, the commission says the alleged killing of the housewife by her husband was because she filed for divorce. The 61 year old Italian man allegedly shot his 31 year old Nigerian wife after she filed for divorce. 

On updates on the sad event, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission [NIDCOM] say that authorities have arrested the estranged husband. "They have arrested Pierangelo Pellizzar," Chairman/CEO, of NIDCOM Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa said.

Similarly, the President of National Union of Nigerian Associations in Italy (NUNAI), Rowland Ndukuba condemned the killing. Ndukuba thanked the Police authorities for arresting the husband.

Nigerian Ambassador to Italy Mfawa Omini Abam, also said the Embassy will make sure that they carry out proper investigations.

Photo: Italian Newspaper report arrest of Rita Amenze's husband

What we know about the death of Rita Amenze

Rita had filed for divorce which made her ex-husband angry and later shot her. The 61-year-old Italian man, Pierangelo Pellizzar, allegedly shot dead his 31-year-old Nigerian wife, Amenze Rita, in Italy.

He did it in front of her colleagues at a parking lot of Mf Mushroom, one company where she was working in Noventa Vicentina.

From reports, the suspect, Pellizzar had been following his estranged housewife at about 7:30am and shot her four times to death. Rita had just returned from Nigeria one week ago.

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Diaspora Commission Italian Nigerian Pierangelo Pellizzar Rita Amenze


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