Bishop Bala Affair: National Episcopal Conference attack statement by Yaounde Prosecutor 0

The President of the National Episcopal Conference, Archbishop Samuel Kléda has reaffirmed the stance of the Cameroonian bishops that the late Bishop Jean-Marie Benoit Bala was brutally murdered. His Lordship Samuel Kleda made the revelation to the press on Saturday as part of the activities of the 11th plenary assembly of the bishops of Central Africa that is currently holding in Yaoundé.

Responding to questions from journalists at the headquarters of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NCPC), the man of God observed that the “Bishops maintained their position” that “Bishop Jean-Marie Benoit Bala was brutally murdered.”

The reaction of the Cameroonian episcopate was very much awaited since the publication on July 4 of a statement bearing the DNA of Jean-Fils Kléber Ntamack, the Prosecutor in charge of the investigation in which Ntamack reported that drowning was the most probable cause of death of the late Bishop Bala.

The confirmation of this position reinforces the Catholic faithful Christians and the national community in general, who were awaiting the reaction of the Bishops. For some days Christian resistance has been organized around this affair and Cameroon Concord News understands the resistance will continue until the truth is revealed.

By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai
Cameroon Concord News