A Nigerian migrant identified as Prince Jerry, reportedly committed suicide in Italy after he was being denied residency by authorities.
The Nigerian migrant who committed by suicide by jumping under a moving train in Tortona, Genoa, Italy, was denied the residency he applied for on humanitarian grounds. Monsignor Giacomo Martino, the head of association Migrants who announced the death of the Biochemistry graduate who arrived Italy by sea in 2016 after a long trip through the desert to Libya, said his funeral will be held Friday morning, at the Chiesa dell’Annunziata in Genoa.
News of his death was shared on social media Wednesday night, and published by local newspapers on Thursday. Here are some tributes to him on Facebook;
This is coming few days after an unidentified middle-aged man was found in the early hours of the day hanging from a tree on Catholic Mission Road, opposite the Court of Appeal in Lagos Island. The man, clad in Ankara native attire, was found hanging on a rope which looked like a braided long scarf, tied to a fruit tree
The News Agency of Nigeria correspondent who was at the scene of the suspected suicide, reports that the episode drew the attention of the crowd, who stood in groups chatting and wondering what could have pushed the man to hang himself.