Donald Fombu living illegally in Italy for many years received several calls from police officers who were trying to put him in handcuffs.
Two Italian police officers have just been placed under investigation after the death of a Cameroonian in Venice, a port city in northeast Italy. According to the Italian newspaper, Ilgazzettino, “the Cameroonian clandestine died during his arrest.“
The newspaper reports that it all started in the afternoon of Monday, 6 June, when men in outfits tried to challenge Donald Fombu to pass him in handcuffs. “A chase ensued.“
The police then violently arrested Fombu Donald, who for many years was illegal in Italy. The young 30-year-old Cameroonian later died from the beating that the two policemen had given him “as he lay on the ground.“
Despite the prosecutor’s decision to indict the two Italian cops implicated in this murder, Cameroonians of Venice announce mobilization on June 17 to protest against the death of their compatriot.
On a visit to Cameroon in March, the Italian President Sergio Mattarella and his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya, had negotiated entry into Italy holders of diplomatic and service passports, entry visas to Italy for ordinary citizens.