Man commits suicide hours after losing his bike and friend in accident

The lifeless body of a 21-year-old man was discovered hanging on a tree in the early hours of Saturday, July 15 in Totchi, a locality in Bamegnia, Babadjou Subdivision of the West.

Local sources say Kamgou Ricardo’s body was found just some hours after his bike was involved and completely destroyed in a fatal accident that occurred in the evening of Friday, July 14, 2023, along the Balepo – Kombou stretch still in Babadjou Subdivision. The position of his body hanging on a tree suggests that he committed suicide.

Reports say the accident was caused by the reckless riding of an 18-year-old Bonwouo Arthur who was in possession of the bike at that moment. His recklessness led to the collision of the bike with a pickup vehicle, leaving Arthur dead on the spot.

Informed of the situation, the bike owner, Ricardo immediately went to see things for himself on the site of the accident. Inhabitants of Bamegnia who were planning to bury the victim of the accident were only shocked after making the macabre discovery of Ricardo’s death in the early hours of Saturday.

The Fon of Bamegnia, His Royal Majesty, Makem Lontouo Blaise urgently convened elders for traditional to perform cleansing rites and “clear the village” of such mishap

A team of medical experts and the Babadjou National Gendarmerie opened investigations shed light on the matter.

Source: Cameroon News Agency