The international media are reporting the arrest in Italy of a Ghanaian – Adams Suleimani – for allegedly murdering her employer, Agitu Gudeta, the Ethiopian refugee hailed as a symbol of integration in Italy.
Daily Mail reports that the suspect, 32, who worked on Gudeta’s goats farm has confessed to the crime following a dispute over outstanding wage.
The reports also claim Gudeta was raped while she lay dying after being hit with a blunt object.
Until her death, Agitu Ideo Gudeta who would have turned 43 on New Year’s Day, was famous for her established cheese business with which she had started with a handful of Alpine goats she tended on her farm in the northern region of Italian Trentino.
“She fled Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, in 2010 after her participation in protests against “land-grabbing” angered local authorities” reports the BBC, which also said she made Italy her home and made goat’s cheese and beauty products on her farm on previously abandoned land in Trentino.
Said Aljazeera: “Gudeta had made her home in the mountains of Trentino’s Valle dei Mocheni, making goat’s cheese and beauty products in her farm La Capra Felice (The Happy Goat), which was built on previously abandoned land.
“Her story was reported by numerous international media, including Reuters, as an example of a refugee success story in Italy at a time of rising hostility towards immigrants, fueled by the right-wing League party.”