A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing Nigerian asylum seeker, Emmanuel Chidi Nnamdi on Thursday, as condemnation and tributes poured in from Italian officials.
The attacker being arrested by Italian Police
News went viral few days ago that Nigerian asylum seeker identified as Emmanuel Chidi Nnamdi was attacked in the small town of Fermo in Italy after coming to his wife’s defence.
Nnamdi was attacked with a steel bar after he stepped in to defend his wife against a racial slur, and ended up in a coma and finally died on Wednesday.
Mr Emmanuel Chidi & Mrs Chinyere Nnamdi
The man’s wife, Chinyere told police that her husband was beaten unconscious by the man who was wielding a road-sign pole. It has now been reported that the attacker identified as Amedeo Mancini has been arrested by the officials of the Italian Police.
Interior Minister, Angelino Alfano attended a security meeting in Fermo on Thursday, after which he announced that Chinyere would be granted refugee status.
The couple had been living in the area for eight months and were lodged in a shelter run by Catholic charity Caritas. Chinyere has been moved to another centre.
Watch the video clip of the man’s arrest below;