Cameroon bishop was murdered, autopsy confirms
June 08, 2017
Autopsy results have confirmed that Bishop Jean-Marie Benoit Balla of Bafia, Cameroon, was the victim of murder, not a suicide.
Bishop Balla, whose body was discovered in a river on June 2, was “tortured and brutally murdered,” according to an autopsy report.
Police have not identified a suspect or a motive for the bishop’s killing. However, there are suspicions that his death may be linked to that of Father Armel Collins Ndjama, a seminary rector in the Bafia diocese, who was found dead at his home last month.
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- Cameroon: bishop’s death seen as likely murder, not suicide (CWN, 6/7)
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