“I grabbed the knife and hit him hard in the neck trying to cut off his head. Then the boy fell on the tracks as trains were playing continuously. I got all my clothes soiled with blood and then I ran away.” It is an excerpt from the story of Romeo Okodigun24-year-old Nigerian national, under investigation for the willful murder, aggravated by futile reasons, of the 21-year-old Somali I’m Aboalawhose lifeless body was found near the platforms of Bari central station on the night between 17 and 18 February.
Okoidigun, in prison since Friday 18 February in Brindisi after a detention order issued by the Bari prosecutor, allegedly killed the 21-year-old with a 33 cm knife and 19 cm blade, which he was still wearing when the policemen tracked him down and blocked him. a few steps from the crime scene and less than 24 hours later. He was identified thanks to the station’s video surveillance cameras and, at the time of the search, he was wearing the same clothes immortalized by the images, still stained with blood.
Between the two, before the lethal struggle, there would have been a sexual approach. “He wasn’t a friend of mine – said the 24-year-old to the investigators – I don’t know why I killed him. This guy behaved badly, he drank beer, then we drank gin and together we smoked marijuana. Then we started getting caught. barrel “.
At that point the 24-year-old would have hit him in the throat with the knife he had in his jacket pocket, killing him. “I’m very sorry for what happened – said the alleged murderer – but I don’t know why it happened”.