Pamela Mastropietro was an 18-year-old Italian girl who was last seen on 29 January 2018 and was murdered soon after in Macerata, Italy.
The suspects are three Nigerian immigrants. As of 7 July 2018 these allegations are still being investigated and the accused criminals are in custody.
Mastropietro was born and lived in Rome. She was 18 years old and had moved away from the recovery community for drug addiction where she was a guest in Marche, the Pars of Corridonia on 29 January.
Her mother stated that Mastropietro began abusing drugs after dating a Romanian man, and was attending a drug treatment facility at the time of her death.
When she left the community, she did not take her mobile phone and identification documents. She is believed to have sought drugs in Diaz Gardens, a known gathering place for dealers, addicts and criminals.
Murder and investigation
Mastropietro’s body was found severely mutilated and hidden in two suitcases.
She is believed to be a murder victim but her exact cause of death was unclear as of February 2018.
Soon after, Italian police said they found her bloodied clothing at the home of Innocent Oseghale, a Nigerian who moved to Italy in 2014 but dropped out of a refugee assistance program and began selling drugs.
Along with Oseghale, police arrested Desmond Lucky and Lucky Awelima. The murder caused public outrage, anger and anti-immigrant sentiment in Macerata.
Innocent Oseghale, described as “a 29-year-old Nigerian with an expired residency permit and a criminal record of drug dealing, is suspected and was arrested soon after the body was found.
Afterwards, Lucas Traini shot and wounded six African migrants from Ghana, Mali and Nigeria to avenge the death of Mastropietro, who was allegedly dismembered by a Nigerian drug cartel.
But to Italian leaders, liberals and anti-fascist groups, Mr. Traini was a terrifying omen.
This story throwback becomes imperative at a time many Nigerians may be outraged by the ‘immigration ban’ placed upon the nation by the United States of America.
It is wise to conduct yourself well in other people’ countries.