Nigerian Pressure Group, CNF Condemns Killing Of Nigerian Woman, Amenze Rita In Italy
By Ehi Ekhator
Nigerian Concerned Forum CNF has expressed shock over the death of a Nigerian whom her husband killed in Italy.
Amenze Rita, 31, was shot dead by her husband, Pierangelo Pellizzar, 61, at 7.30 on Friday, Sept. 10 2021.
The husband shot her four times in the presence of her colleagues in the parking lot of Mf Mushroom, a company where she worked in Noventa Vicentina.
CNF, in a statement signed by its Convener, Patrick Guobadia, on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, thanked the Police for immediately arresting the murderous man.
The group also welcome the swift response from The Nigerian Ambassador to Italy, Amb Mfawa Omini Abam, and the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
The Italy-based pressure group condemned the killing, saying, marriage is not a prison and murder is not a solution to a divorce attempt.
CNF called on the Italian government to protect women and children from domestic abuse and ensure that abusers were brought to justice.
The Nigerian government had called for a full investigation into the killing of Rita and demanded that the Italian government ensures justice for the family of the deceased.
Hon. Dabiri-Erewa disclosed on Sunday that Pellizzar had been arrested.
She also stated that the man killed his wife after filing for a divorce, describing it as “unfortunate and sad”.
Why Pierangelo Pellizzar Killed Amenze Rita
According to reports, Rita filed for divorce, which Pellizzar disapproved, leading to him killing her in front of many eyewitnesses.
Rita returned from Nigeria a week ago. She met her husband in 2018 after crossing through Libya to Italy in 2017.