Christophe Mekam, a 48-year-old man, has died in a hospital while visiting his ailing colleague in Douala, in the Littoral region of Cameroon.
Local reports suggest that the deceased visited his ill colleague, Nicolette Missongui, at a clinic in Bessengue, Douala, and collapsed on the latter’s sick bed.
According to Le Popoli, a Cameroonian satiric newspaper, “The medical staff rushed into the room. With his eyes rolling back and his body shivering, as if it were an epileptic attack, the visitor finally took his last breath and died.”
The media outlet further narrated that the wife of the deceased, a few moments later, stormed the hospital in disbelief, claiming they had just separated before he went to the hospital.
“This couple had shared lunch together earlier in the day before Christophe left for this hospital,” Le Popoli added.
Reacting to the incident, a Facebook user, Michelle Michou, urged individuals to abstain from the practise of sitting on sick beds while visiting ailing relatives or friends.
“There are some things you just don’t do these days, like sitting on a sick person’s bed because you don’t know what the patient is suffering from. Avoid even going there because competition in companies can push some people to do anything or even take the job of others.”
Meanwhile, others speculated about a malicious act on the part of the deceased. “You never know; the guy’s mission could be to finish with the girl, but when he didn’t succeed, the members came and dropped the hammer on his head.”
Security forces have initiated investigations to determine the exact circumstances that led to the death of Christophe Mekam.