The death of a young man by name Ndindong Robert who died on the night of Easter Friday at the entrance to the Etoug-Ebe Baptist church as he was riding home with his fiancée has caused a lot of commotion among his peers and have been described by many as extremely tragic. According to his close friends and relatives, Ndindong Robert was an extremely intelligent young man who was frustrated by Cameroon’s corruption and tribalism before becoming a Bike rider in the nation’s capital. They all seem to be pointing an accusing finger at regime in place.
According to close sources, Robert was born in Oku in the NW Region of Cameroon, where he attended both his primary and secondary schools before proceeding to the University of Dschang in the Western Region.
He graduated from the University of Dschang with a first degree in the faculty of law and political science in 2012. Ever since he completed university, Robert embarked on writing competitive exams to pursue a career in Cameroon.
He succeeded in the written session of ENAM 2012;
He succeeded in the written session of ENAM 2013;
He succeeded in the written session of ENAM 2014;
He succeeded in the written session of ENAM 2015 both cycle A and B; and
He succeeded in the police exams both commissioner of Police and ‘Officier de Police’
Unfortunately Robert never succeeded in the Oral part of any of the above exams. Many suspect that corrupt officials must have been removing his name each time he passed the oral exams probably because he had no one to stand up for him.
A close family relation reveals how they had made attempts to contact elites of his village to intervene to see to it that his name was not removed unjustly.
“We made efforts to contact elites from the North West who hold strategic positions in the Government for them to interfere for transparency, so that he can get his merited entrance into these institutions” he says. We contacted present Prime Minister, Yang Philemon; Paul Mbongo who holds the position of private secretary to the PM, Mkong Philp Yunji, who is an attachée at the presidency, and many others, but no help was forth coming from that direction” he adds in tears.
Onlookers say the government is the indirect cause of his death and should be held responsible for Robert’s demise.