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Nigerian Immigrant Hired By Firm In Italy For Preventing Robbery

According to instablog, A Nigerian migrant has been offered a job by Prestofresco, after he stopped a robbery attack at the store on on June 30, 2018, in Turin, reports.

Osahon Ewansiha, after arriving in Turin a few months ago, started begging outside the store. He was there on June 30 when an armed robber broke in.

He didn’t think twice about stopping the robbery and protecting a cashier who had been hit by the robber. “I just did what’s normal. This woman needed assistance, so I assisted her,” he said.

Impressed by his bold gesture and honesty, Domenica Lauro, the owner of the supermarket, decided to reward him with an opportunity: a 3-year paid apprenticeship.

He is now the only Nigerian employee among 70 Italians. “My future starts today," Osahon said after resuming work. “I didn’t think my gesture would get me here. It’s changed my life,” he said.

Osahon reportedly crossed the Mediterranean and arrived in Italy in 2015. After receiving a permesso di soggiorno on humanitarian grounds in Cosenza, he moved to Turin in search of a new future, which he found.

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