Ethiopian woman killed by a Ghanaian she had hired

The police arrested a 32-year-old Ghanaian man, who killed – with a hammer and assaulted – an Ethiopian migrant woman considered a symbol of integration in Italy. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, it was a dispute over unpaid wages that led to the murder.

Agitu Ideo Gudeta, a 42-year-old Ethiopian migrant who has become a symbol of integration in Italy, was killed with a hammer and ravished on her farm in the autonomous province of Trento in northeastern Italy where she raised goats for her cheese business, the Italian news agency ANSA reported on Wednesday, 30th December.

The police arrested the killer. It is a 32-year-old Ghanaian employee who admitted the facts at the hearing. According to him, it was a dispute over the non-payment of his monthly salary that led him to this act. For example, he hit her four or five times with a hammer to the head in her room before violating her.

Fled from Ethiopia

Agitu Ideo Gudeta fled Ethiopia in 2010 after angering local authorities by participating in demonstrations against the government’s “land grab”.

Activists, including Agitu Ideo Gudeta, had accused the authorities of reserving large tracts of farmland for foreign investors.

When she arrived in Italy, she used common land in the northern mountains to build her new business. Her story was covered by much international media as an example of what migrants could achieve when they are given a chance.

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