There is a temporary relief to Nigerians at home and abroad after the news of the arrest of the Italian man who killed his Nigerian wife broke out today. The 61- year- old Italian man named Pierangelo Pellizzari has been on the run since the early hours of yesterday after he brutally murdered his Nigerian wife at her place of work.
He was however caught this morning by the Carabinieri, an Italian police unit that deals with domestic issues. According to reports, the Carabinieri traced him to a house near his village and not too far from his home. He was reportedly hiding inside a chicken coop (cage where they keep chickens) when the police found him.
The report also said that the husband was still with the weapon he used in killing his Nigerian wife. The gun was reportedly found in his pocket at the time of the arrest.
” We are taking him to the barracks” , confirms Nicola Bianchi, provincial commander of Vicenza.
Recall that an earlier report had it that the couple had issues when the Nigerian lady, Amenze Rita, traveled to Nigeria came back to Italy with a request that she wants to divorce him. The unemployed Italian Italian could not accept that. Hence he traced her to her place of work and shot her dead in front of her colleagues.
According to a statement from the public prosecutor’ s office, Amenze, the Nigerian lady was hit by four bullets, one of which shattered her face. She also tried to dodge the bullet with her arms which also shattered it. Amenze colleagues said that the suspect then calmly slipped the gun into his jacket, got into his SUV, and drove away.
Investigation into the matter is ongoing. The suspect did not disclose anything during his arrest. Perhaps he wanted to wait for his lawyer.