As Gov’t Hunts Martinez Zogo’s Killers, Another Journalist Murdered In Yaounde

Just when journalists in Cameroon are mourning the death of journalist Martinez Zogo, another radio presenter has been killed. The death of Rev. Jean Jacques Ola Bebe was reported on Friday, February 3, in Yaounde at about 10pm.

Rev. Jean, a journalist who doubles as priest of the Orthodox Church of Cameroon was reportedly a killed short distance away from his home around Mimboman neighborhood.

This was confirmed to media sources on Saturday morning by his wife, Myriame, confirm that her husband was murdered hinting that he lastly came home about 5pm the day before.

“Last night around 5pm he came home and told me he noticed people were following him and needed to get out of the house for a while. Very early in the morning, I got a phone call informing me that my husband passed away. When I saw his corpse, foam was coming out of his mouth,” Myriame said.

Reports have it that during a television programme few days earlier he had condemned the heinous killing of journalist Martinez Zogo. Rev. Jean is often known for speaking up against discriminatory policies.

His death comes at a time when the government is still tracking down perpetrators of Martinez Zogo who was assassinated, his body maimed and dumped on the outskirts of Yaounde on January 22.

Cameroonians hope the government takes quick positive actions with respect to the recent threats and killings journalists face in Cameroon

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