Three Cameroonians are reported to have lost their lives in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Two are believed to have been killed by a fellow Cameroonian who just arrived the Kingdom days ago.
The alleged perpetrator, a labourer who arrived the Kingdom just days ago, is said to have taken his own life after the act.
Sources say the suspect arrived Bahrain and didn’t find the work assigned him as pleasant as he had expected.
“He saw the situation and didn’t like how the work was and went out to get a different job,” Mimi Mefo Info learned.
The Cameroonians that facilitated his travel to the Kingdom however, our source says, “… traced him and brought him back to their accommodation centre”.
They would later engage in a heated argument, with many speaking out against the newcomer for his action.
“They began arguing and a fight broke out. The newcomer during the scuffle stabbed two other Cameroonians and then killed himself. He later died in hospital,” our source adds.
Another source says their argument started after playing football the previous evening. “Returning from the field,” the source says, “he [the newcomer] raised the issue of the treatment he got from his agent but they asked him to let it go since he was finally in Bahrain”.
“He was angry they let him sleep at the airport when he arrived but they kept asking him to let it slide. They thought he had let it go, but he attacked them at night,” he says.
The source further narrates that “he broke the bulb and used the sharp particle to commit the act”.
Both sources confirm that the suspect and his victims all died in hospital.
Revenge or frustration?
One of those sent to receive the newcomer has denied allegations of ever abandoning him at the airport as alleged. He says he and a driver were assigned to go get two Cameroonians at the airport and he did.
“They arrived the airport at 5PM and the guy that later killed others left the area. We got there and started trying to reach him, to no avail,” he says.
On thé instruction of their manager, he says, they returned without him. The newcomer would later find his way to the accommodation the following day.
“We sent him to room but the roommates said the only available bed was that of their friend who had a contract somewhere else and was to return in a month. The manager pleaded that they let him pass just a night there and we’ll find him a different room today,” he narrates.
Apparently unhappy with the rejection, he is sad to have exacted his revenge on his roommates in the early hours of the morning.
“At about 2AM, I woke up to sounds of the boys downstairs hitting hard on the door after he had taken a knife, destroyed the bulbs and keyed the door,” the compatriot who was to pick him up from he airport says.
He says the perpetrator first stabbed one of his roommates on the throat and another in his belly: “As he screamed the others woke up and tried to restrain him but sustained wounds in the process”.
“They managed to restrain him and beat him to unconsciousness. They then called the manager who called the police,” he adds.
He however puts the death toll at four, noting that three Cameroonians were killed by their knife-wielding compatriots who later died too.
The sad incident that resulted in four deaths in total is said to have left many Cameroonians in the Middle Eastern state disturbed and saddened.
This recent incident adds to a number of other cases of violence among Cameroonians in the diaspora over the past months. In one instance, a former Cameroonian soldier living in Italy allegedly killed, dismembered and trashed the body of his girlfriend before taking away his own life.
Thousands of Cameroonians are in the Middle East seeking greener pastures. Over the years, many have raised concerns over the working conditions they are made to go through, with especially females sharing horrible ordeals experienced in some of these countries.
Regardless of the situation however, many continue trooping into these countries in search of greener pastures, citing among other challenges back home, the rising insecurity which has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.
Mimi Mefo Info