A Senegalese migrant who claimed to be a victim of a racist knife attack on the streets of Sulmona – a city in the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo – has now admitted that he actually stabbed himself and made the entire story up.
The incident occurred last July when Sadio Camara, a 27-year-old Senegalese national, arrived at the hospital reception center with a serious cut to his throat, claiming that he was on his way home from a migrant reception center when two men out of nowhere approached him, shouted racist insults at him, and attacked him with a knife, Il Giornale reports.
During the attack, the migrant claimed that one of the men hit him in the throat with a knife, just missing her carotid artery.
“We’ll teach you how to live,” they allegedly said to him while he fell to the ground.
The 27-year-old Senegalese migrant then went on to say that the two men stuffed him into their vehicle and drove him to an area where they tossed him into a ditch, where he would spend the entire night.
Following several months of investigation, the migrant’s story began to fall apart piece by piece as gave more and more conflicting information to police. Eventually, 27-year-old Camara confessed to police and admitted that there was no racist attack and that he had purposefully injured himself.
The 27-year-old Senegalese migrant could be charged for making up the crime.
Unfortunately, hate hoaxes in Europe have become increasingly common. Last November, Voice of Europe reported on a similar incident where a Somali-born Social Democratic Party (SDP) politician in Finland falsely claim that he was forced to kick a passenger out of his taxi after the passenger allegedly hurled racist abuse at him. Abdirahim Hussein, the SDP politician and taxi driver who had previously called Finland a racist country, later admitted that he lied about the whole situation. Source: VOE