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Boy stabs mother to death over food in Bamenda

Bamenda(National Times)-Calm is yet to return to the Old-Tonw neighbourhood of Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon after a 23-year-old boy, Gerald Kwelog, knifed his mother to death following a misunderstanding over food.

The deceased, whose names The National Times got as Mah  Jeneviva, 48 ,had returned from the market to face demand for food from Gerald.

The deceased is said to have asked her son to wait for the food to be warmed so that he could be served afterwards.

Within minutes, Gerald  is said to have surfaced with a knife and stabbed his mother on the left side of her chest. The mother is said to have given up the ghost has relatives and neighbours rushed her to the Bamenda Regional Hospital for emergency medical attention.

Buh Wllliborad, brother to the deceased, told reporters that Gerald at one time suffered from what is believed to be spiritual problems.

The parents are said to have taken him to a Church in Bamenda wherein deliverance was conducted on him. Buh said Gerald regained his senses and went about his activities normally until Wednesday evening when the unfortunate happened.

According to the uncle, the author of the act was only heard grumbling that his own problems in the world have been too many and before people could pay attention, the mother was down in the pool of her own blood.

While Gerald remains under custody, judicial police officers in Bamenda have begun investigations to uncover the  unkown surrounding the  knife incident.

The remains of the deceased have been preserved at the Bamenda hospital mortuary pending funeral arrangements.

Wednesday’s incident is similar to another in Kumba on  Tuesday May 10, 2017. Then it was 31-year-old Rexton Ebango who used a machete to cut off the mother’s head.

His action was in protest over the non availability of beef in his food. On that day, the victim, 62-year-old Agnes Ebango, was reading the holy bible when her son used a machete to behead her. In this case, the author too was suspected to have a history of mental troubles.

By Maxcel Fokwen

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