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TRAGEDY: Bishop commits suicide

Bishop Jean Marie Benoît Balla

Bishop Jean Marie Benoît Balla

The Bishop of the diocese of Bafia, Cameroon, Mgr Jean Marie Benoît Balla has committed suicide. He died on Tuesday after jumping into the Sanaga River around the Ebebda Bridge.

According to reports, Bishop Balla  left the bishopric (about 60 km from the bridge) on Tuesday night and never came back.Within 24 hours of searching for him, his car, a white 4×4 Prado with registration number plate CE 9503V  was found on the edge of the bridge of Ebebda (which allows the crossing of the river Sanaga) in the direction of Bafia.

Investigations on the vehicle of Bishop Benoit Balla

Investigations on the vehicle of Bishop Benoit Balla

In the back seat  were found his personal documents,  ID card and driving licence  with a statement written on a piece of paper: “I am in the water” .

Personal documents, ID card and driving licence with the note

Personal documents, ID card and driving licence with the note

His car has been removed from the bridge. A policeman on duty at the gendarmerie company in the city told that “search will resume tomorrow morning (June 1) At the moment, we can not conclude anything,” said the man in uniform.

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When cameroon-info.net asked the Mayor of Ebebda, Syrinus Awono about his finding, he said, “We are continuing our search. Right now, I’m with traditional leaders. I have already sent a search team on site. Another search team will get off the ground in a few minutes.”

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