General news

Nigerian Mission, Unions in Italy vow to get justice for murdered lady

Published

on

Nigerian Mission, Unions in Italy vow to get justice for murdered lady

By Lizzy Okoji

The Nigerian mission and unions in Italy have pledged to seek justice for the late Rita Amenze, the Nigerian lady who was allegedly killed by her Italian husband on September 10 in Italy.

Pastor Mike Oputteh, welfare officer of the National Union of Nigerian Associations in Italy (NUNAI) revealed this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency Sunday in Abuja.

Opputteh said the Nigerian Embassy in Italy, headed by Amb. Mfawa Abam and the unions have been very proactive on the issue that led to the arrest of the late Amenze’s Italian husband.

He said the swift action of the Nigerian mission and the leadership of the unions had made the Italian authority understand that Nigeria cares about its citizens.

“I am the social worker and when I heard the news for the first time I called the chief of this region, Noventa Vicentina, I told him to go and get a first hand report on the incident. , up to the police, which he did.

“We arrived on a Saturday because at the time the husband had not been arrested. The police said the person in charge of the case was not there and that’s when I got angry.

“When he saw my reaction, he realized the gravity. Because they had always seen Nigerians in this region as people the government doesn’t care about.

“I told them that my embassy knew about the matter and my ambassador sent me here to find out, that’s when they seized the opportunity. That’s when they said that was what happened, that the girl had filed for divorce.

“I said I don’t want to hear it, that I’m interested in the husband, let what happened, because there is no justification that will allow anyone to take anyone’s life. that is.

“It was then that the man was arrested the next day. The question is, does that mean they didn’t want to work before and wait for us to react before they work?

“So the embassy stood up, the unions also rose up and other Italian NGOs and civil societies came to say that they would not take it. The man was arrested the next day, even inside his house.

“I told the police that the next phase is that we will follow the case. This new NUNAI executive led by our president, Roland Ndukuba and our ambassador, we are sparing no effort in this particular case.

“We will also file a complaint against the Italian police because there are cases in weddings,

“When a woman says she is no longer interested, it is the responsibility of the police to separate them, take the woman to safety and issue a 1000 meter restriction directive to the woman.

“We have cases that we are going to use against the police and the man. The Nigerian government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has also provided support, ”Opputteh said.

Oputteh also said that Nigerian Ambassador Abam was also committed to ensuring that no Nigerian is treated unfairly or wrongly detained in Italy.

Opputteh noted that the Italian justice system was efficient and commendable, however, the unions would ensure justice for any Nigerian found illegally detained, mostly on the basis of false charges.

According to him, the ambassador will lead a team, including the unions, to tour Italian prisons to check if there are Nigerians illegally detained.

“In a situation where we find out that a Nigerian has been illegally detained, we sue for damages and in most cases we win such cases and damages are paid.

“I know one or two people, and the last person was paid 65,000 euros.

“On the illegal detention of Nigerians in Italian prisons, we went to three prisons. “

Oputteh said he had lived in Italy for years and that the police had never harassed him.

He said recently that the Italian authorities have carried out raids and that Nigerians have been apprehended for drugs and sects, and that someone, a Nigerian and an Italian police whistleblower, included my name.

“The police made their inquiries, listened to my conversations but found nothing on me, they did not arrest me but they arrested others. They can’t come and arrest you for nothing, they can’t.

“I have not seen any Nigerian illegally detained for whom we have not fought. And if there are, and we learn in the prisons we visit, we will fight for them, ”Opputteh said.

Source: NAN

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3Cwl

NNN

NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng

Recent Posts

Statement by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the situation in Sudan NDLEA trains 143 personnel on counter terrorism in Kaduna Alleged online gay predator docked for $8,420 scam in Kaduna Have a rethink, Monguno tells IPOB over plans to disrupt Anambra poll UN chief condemns military coup in Sudan FG will address plight of poor, vulnerable Nigerians despite economic challenges – Minister Gunmen attack mosque, kill 18 worshipers in Niger Dabiri-Erewa removed from Buhari’s Saudi trip entourage NLC rejects compulsory COVID-19 vaccination NYSC can drive Nigeria’s economic recovery process – FCT Minister 1 year after, Nigerian Army ‘refuses’ to reinstate Colonel who arrested 377 Boko Haram terrorists The UN, ECCAS and their partners mobilized against hate speech in Central Africa Gbajabiamila ‘refuses’ to swear me in, despite court order, Rep. Chede cries out Somalia deploys FETP-Frontline training program to train disease detectives and prevent the spread of disease Buhari swears in 2 INEC Commissioners Sudanese leaders must protect civilians and deliver on commitments to enable humanitarian assistance to reach millions of war-affected people Int’l community reacts to military coup in Sudan UN in Somalia welcomes direct elections in three districts of Puntland FG to inaugurate `Made-in-Nigeria Barite’ to save $300m annually Mauritius: UN expert assesses hazardous substances and wastes ISWAP fighters kill 2 high-ranking Boko Haram commanders, 15 other terrorists The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) releases 5 million euros for humanitarian aid in Cameroon Recruitment: Police set date, venue for CBT test in Enugu UN chief condemns “ongoing military coup” in Sudan CBN launches eNaira South African singer Master KG and Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi named goodwill ambassadors for Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 NEMA begins distribution of food to 35,505 IDPs in Borno U.S. Embassy Cairo Supports American Arts In Forever Is Now An Exhibition At The Pyramids Of Giza New salary structure for teachers will improve enrolment, says Provost South Africa concerned about developments in Sudan Sudan’s Military dissolves govt, declares State of Emergency Taliban promises to protect EU Afghan mission Niger, NRC partner to resuscitate rail operations NAPTIP calls on Nollywood to join hands in fighting human trafficking Moderna reports ‘robust’ Covid vaccine response in children aged 6-11 Mali expels West African bloc representative IS claims deadly bombing in Ugandan capital UK’s Johnson voices concern COP26 ‘might go wrong’ Delta Talent summit will focus on economy, creative industry – aide Uzbekistan presidential vote ‘not truly competitive’: observers National unity: Forum begins nationwide re-orientation of Nigerians US to begin UK appeal against Assange extradition block PDP crisis: Our convention still holds in October – Makinde Gunmen demand N6m ransom on 3 abducted Ogun Church members Nigeria-based Alabi Samuel Anjolaoluwa wins the U21 category of the Canon Young Champion of Year Awards at the 2021 Global Good Awards Jose Mourinho sent off as Roma ends Napoli’s winning start to season Coronavirus: United States donates 336,000 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Madagascar German Islamic State returnee bags 10 years in prison NNPC Weekly Review: Kyari proffers solution to insecurity in Nigeria Senegal Oil & Gas Academy: Spearheading training for new Senegalese oil and gas professionals