Passionate crime in the town of Buea, in the South-West region of Cameroon. A young man would have killed his girlfriend who had decided to breakup with him. The body of the victim was found in her neighborhood in Bakweri town Monday, June 26, 2017.
The circumstances of this tragedy remain unknown for the time being. However, on 25 June, her supposed murderer, a certain Betchem Armel Gislain, had posted pictures on which he appeared with the deceased. “RIP Melar Vs Adl forever” was added on the pic.
Very quickly, reactions of surprises and compassion jostled on the Facebook page of the concerned, before turning later, expressions of disappointment and criticism. All things that pushed Betchem Armel Gislain to try to justify himself on Wednesday, June 28.
“I have never been violent towards her. I never planned to kill her.
I loved her, I always loved her and I still love her. Five years of friendship, a year of relationship, do you think I’m a cold monster, a heartless murderer? I think all the time to surrender or take away that breath I took from her. I thought I would be six feet underground right now. I tried everything to take my life away, but nothing. I never wanted that. I hear you say all sorts of things about me, but do you know only whether it was voluntary or accidental? “