of The murder of a young female pupil by a policeman in Cameroon is shocking and frighting, a Catholic Bishop in the Central African nation who saw the lifeless body of the “six- year-old” girl has said.
On Thursday, October 14, a policeman reportedly opened fire on a car the girl was traveling in Cameroon’s city of Buea “after the driver refused to stop for a search”, BBC News has reported.
In a statement shared with ACI Africa Friday, October 15, the Local Ordinary of Buea Diocese describes the state of the girl’s body following the shooting.
“I witnessed with shock, sorrow, horror and fright, the deformed head on the lifeless body of six- year-old, Enondiale Tchuengia Carolaise, a class one pupil of CUlB Academy of Talents Primary School Molyko, Buea, who was brutally murdered Thursday, October 14, 2021 at about 7:50 a.m.,” Bishop Michael Bibi says.
In his statement dated Thursday, October 14, Bishop Bibi adds, “The innocent child was shot dead by a gendarme officer opposite the Divine Mercy Co-Cathedral, Molyko, Buea as her mother was accompanying her to school.”
“The angry crowd caught the gendarme officer who carried out the act as he attempted to escape and lynched him to death,” the Cameroonian Bishop recalls the events of October 14, and adds, “The late Carolaise was buried around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Saint Anthony of Padua’s Parish Cemetery Buea Town.”
“I feel the pains of the family of the late Carolaise and those who have lost their loved ones in similar circumstances,” the Catholic Bishop says, adding, “I extend my condolences to the bereaved families and urge you all to pray for the dead.”