I wrote before about suggestions that Pamela Mastropietro, the 18-year-old Italian girl murdered and dismembered by Nigerian immigrants, may have been killed as part of some “voodoo” ritual. I noticed some people mocking this idea as fantastical. But the lawyer acting for one of the defendants is now suggesting this too.
“There’s something not right in this incident”. Gianfranco Borgani, defence lawyer for Desmond Lucky, is convinced of it: “The dissection was done by an expert, the cleaning of the house and body were very precise, so why leave the trolley suitcases in view?” Perhaps because someone was going to take them and carry them away? He suspects so: “It could be that we are dealing with a kind of ritual here, and that behind it lies someone whose name has not come out yet, a person who is dangerous for the suspects, they may have fear of reprisals against their families in Nigeria and are not speaking for that reason.”
In Nigeria, in fact, the crimes of dismembering and selling body parts or organs are recorded and reported in essays and journalistic investigations. Barbaric acts that involve “children, disabled people, women” based on the conviction that these atrocities will increase “force” or “power”. The remains of the bodies are also used for the preparation of “Get-Rich-Quick potions” and are sold to customers and “witches”.
Worse, it has been suggested that parts of the girl’s body may have been eaten. This is the kind of barbarity that a deranged immigration policy has brought to Europe.
But there is more, a disturbing hypothesis has been advanced by the surgeon, psychiatrist and criminologist Alessandro Meluzzi. As Professor Meluzzi explained to “Italia Oggi” [Italy Today] the murder of Pamela recalls “methods that the Nigerian mafia applies systematically in Nigeria and elsewhere”. In particular, Meluzzi underlines the fact that the heart and genital organs have not been found. And for the Nigerian mafia ritual cannibalism is a widespread practice, an “ancestral rite that goes back to ancient times”. Pamela, in addition to being killed and maltreated, may also have been the victim of cannibalism.
Some other facts that have come to light in relation to this case:
The girl was definitely violently struck while she was still alive, ruling out the hypothesis that she died of a drug overdose and was dismembered afterwards.
One of the people Luca Traini randomly shot on his gun rampage was the room-mate (in a 4-star hotel paid for by the Italian taxpayer) of one of the suspects in the case.