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Cameroon: Defence Ministry declines responsibility over murder of lady in Italy by ex-soldier

Defence boss, Joseph Beti Assomo (c) copyright

 

The Ministry of Defence has distanced itself from the brutal murder of a 31-year-old Cameroonian lady by “former” soldier in Bologna, Italy, stating clearly that the alleged murderer was no longer part of its staff.

In a release signed Tuesday May 3, the spokesperson of the Ministry, Capitaine de Fregate Cyrille Atonfack debunks claims that the suspected killer, identified as Jacques Honoré Ngouenet was a spy working for the Government in Italy.

He acknowledges that the latter was enrolled during the special recruitment into the army in 2000 but was dismissed from the ranks of Defence forces since December 2015 after it was established that he was a man of a questionable character as he was sanctioned on several occasions for gross violation of military ethics and discipline.

The Ministry thus declines responsibility for the crime committed by the former sergent and any other one expelled from the armed forces.

Captain Cyrille Atonfack has announced that investigations led by the Administrative and judicial authorities have been opened to shed more light on the “reproachable” act from the former soldier.

The soldier is reported to have brutally killed a 31-year-old Cameroonian lady identified as Emma Pezemo, called the police and later on committed suicide in Bologna, Italy.

 


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