A 25-year-old Nigerian man has reportedly committed suicide after his request for a residency permit in Italy was rejected.
The migrant identified as Prince Jerry committed suicide by jumping under a moving train in Tortona, Genoa, Italy.
The Biochemistry graduate arrived in Italy, by sea, in 2016, after a long trip through the desert to Libya.
Monsignor Giacomo Martino, the head of association Migrants, said on Thursday that Jerry had requested for the permit on humanitarian grounds.
Jerry’s funeral will be held Friday morning, at the Chiesa dell’Annunziata in Genoa.
Some of Jerry’s friends have taken to Facebook to mourn him.