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Late Commissioner’s family begs mourners, population to pardon his mistakes

The family of deceased Police Superintendent, Luke Khen Mbony, previously serving as Head of the First District Police Station, Kumba, South West Region of Cameroon has asked the mourners and the population to pardon mistakes he might have committed in the discharge of his duties.

A representative of the Mbony’s made the appeal Friday, August 17,2018,  at the Presbyterian Church, Kumba-Mbeng, during a funeral Church Service organised to pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of the Commissioner.

According to the family representative, mourners and the population of Kumba whom the deceased served for several years might have encountered challenges through his actions, but pleaded that if there are such errors, the deceased should be forgiven.

The Church Cervice preceded honours which were given to the deceased at the Kumba Central Police Station same day.

Addressing mourners, Kumba Central Police Commissioner, Wilson Njumenjikang Elung, said Khen’s demise remains a great loss to the Police Force in Kumba and the nation as a whole. Njume said the corps in Kumba is yet to come to terms with the demise of the officer describing it as ‘shocking’. He said the deceased died hours after contributing ideas for the funeral of a colleague.

Lazarus Nkwelle, Congregational President of the Christian Men Fellowship (CMF) to which Khen was a member said he served the lord in all humility. Nkwelle said the deceased was admitted into the group on September 5, 2010. Nkwelle said till his death, Khen was active in the things of the Lord. He said the group was informed that Khen died of a cardiac arrest.

Elder Ajong of PC Kumba-Mbeng, said Khen demonstrated uncommon humility. Ajong said it is rare for people of his professional standing to demonstrate such given current trends in society.

Facts

Commissioner Khen died in the early hours of Thursday, July 1, 2018. He complained of pains within his heart. Around 5:00am that day, he is said to have returned to his office and signed-in a gun in his possession before being driven to the hospital where he died minutes later.

Khen, a native of Mbu village, Santa Subdivision of the North West Region of Cameroon was born on  August 30, 1956. He was second in a family of eight. In 1966, he obtained his First School Living Certificate from Presbyterian Primary School, Mbuh. He attended Sacred Heart College Bamenda then moved to the City College Mankon where he obtained his Ordinary Level certificate in 1978. He will later attend Government High School Nkambe and graduated with an Advanced Level Certificate in 1981. Khen had a stint at the University of Yaoude I, left and thought in a private institution in Douala. In 1986, he enrolled into the Higher Police College Yaounde and graduated as a First Grade Police Officer.

He worked in Garoua and later moved to the rank of Second Grade Police Officer. He was again posted to Maroua for three years. He was later sent to the Mokolo Special Branch Police Office, in Mayo Sava Division. He will again be promoted to the rank of Senior Police Officer.

Khen later returned to the Yaounde Advanced Police College and was posted to the Kumba Special Branch Police Office. In 2013, he attained the rank of Senior Police Superintendent and was appointed as Commissioner of the First District Police Station. He occupied the position until his demise. Two days after his demise, gunmen attempted to kidnap his Deputy Emmanuel Ntwo at his New Layout residence.

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