Security forces have arrested Eric, the husband responsible for the fatal assault of his wife, Diane Yangwo, stirring widespread condemnation across the nation.
The assailant initially fled the scene after subjecting his wife to a severe beating during what has been described as a ‘minor’ disagreement. Reports confirm that Eric was arrested on Monday, November 20, 2023.
In the aftermath of this tragic incident, a significant number of Cameroonians have taken to social media to express their outright condemnation of Eric’s gruesome actions.
Ebai Ayabi, sharing his sentiments on Facebook, stated, “I believe the death sentence should be reinstated for cases like this. To harm someone who has given you three beautiful children is beyond comprehension. He should have allowed her to be on her own.”
Kinkoh Fabian advocated for a life sentence, remarking, “…he needs to be given a life sentence for this inhumane action. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May her soul rest in peace.”
Expressing horror over the incident, Youmba questioned, “Why would a man beat his own wife, the mother of his children, to death? Not even the children are safe. He deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison.”
The tragedy unfolded on Saturday, November 18, when Diane, a French and English teacher, succumbed to the violent assault by her husband.
The confrontation began when Eric returned home from work at the end of the week and noticed Diane’s absence in a clinic where one of their three children, a nine-month-old, was admitted. Eric deemed her excuse, explaining she went home to prepare a meal for the sick child, unforgivable. Despite efforts to reason with him, sources report that he mercilessly attacked his wife.
Eric was apprehended two days later and is currently under custody at the Ngodi Bakoko Police Station in Douala, located in the Littoral region of Cameroon.