Yaounde: A man committed suicide after killing his wife and brother-in-law in a dispute

The people of Nanga-Eboko of the Centre Region are yet to come to terms with the gruesome act that occurred on 4th May 2016 where three family members died after a serious family disagreement.

According to information from the ‘Adjudant Chef Major’ Raphael Djietcheu, Commander of the Nanga-Eboko Gendarmerie Post, Charles Ngankou , 59, a  driver with the Guinness Depot in Nanga-Eboko, shot his wife to death- Estelle Sylvie Metente, 24, about 11 am, following a quarrel.

Charles Ngakou who had retired home shortly after a Labour Day feast on the 3rd of May 2016, was caught up in a serious quarrel with his wife Estelle Mentente who accused him of his promiscuous behavior with women during the party.

The quarreling came to a point where Charles Ngankou could no longer bear but decided to send her away to her parents with a transport fare of 10,0000FCF. Shortly then, Charles asked her to return the money but she refused and thereafter he pulled off his pistol and shot her to death including her 24 year old brother Bisso Jathan, who had tried to save his sister’s life.

After the bloody scene Charles who was under a serious man hunt by the Gendarmerie decided to kill himself with the gun.

While the three dead bodies were taken to the Nanga-Eboko District Hospital Mortuary, the Gendarmerie team has opened up investigations as to why a civilian such as Charles Ngakou should own a pistol which is even more deadly than pistols commonly used by Cameroon security forces.


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