Southern Cameroon in shock as Roman Catholic priest found dead in home 0

A Southern Cameroon Roman Catholic priest serving with the Mamfe Diocese at Nguti was found dead today Wednesday in his room. Father Augustine Ndi was onetime Parish priest at the Saint Joseph Parish in Mamfe in the late 80s and early 1990s.  He also had a spell in Akwaya and reportedly fell out of favour with Bishop Emeritus Francis Lysinge. Cameroon Concord News was reliably informed that police were treating his death as suspicious.

We also gathered that the late Augustine Ndi had openly backed the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium and in many of his homilies advocated for the restoration of Southern Cameroon independence. Medics say his body showed no sign of fatigue or illness. The cataclysm continues within the Catholic Church.

We still do not know how and who killed Father Abbé DJAMA who was also found dead in his room like Augustine NDI and Bishop Jean Marie BALLA whose body was discovered in the waters of river Sanaga. The Holy Roman Catholic Church including CPDM government officials are maintaining a kind of deliberate silence. According to leaks of the results of the autopsy, the genital organs of Bishop BALLA were mutilated. His left arm was broken. No drop of water was found in his lungs. Signs of torture were visible on his body. His sandals were worn upside down leading to the conclusion that it was not a natural death, nor was it a suicide by drowning.

At the height of ambivalent skepticism, a Rear Admiral of the Cameroonian Navy said that his team had recovered the body of the Bishop, while a Malian fisherman announced that it was he who discovered the body floating above the water and tied it to the foot of a tree before alerting the rescue teams. The Vatican has removed hits ambassador Monsignor Pioro PIOPPO from Yaoundé to a new post in Indonesia.

By Rita Akana

Cameroon Concord News