New developments have emerged following the shooting to death of a commercial motorbike rider in Bamenda, North West region.
Following the shooting to death of Shey Beltus from Nkambe village in Donga Mantung division on Sunday, May 30, 2021, it has now emerged that he was killed by men believed to be kidnappers.
The hilux that hit his motor bike before his reluctance to let it go, reports say, was seized from a family and the occupants kidnapped.
The kidnappers had taken the hilux from somewhere and were heading to their destination when they had the confrontation with the bike rider. They shot him to death while finding their way out of the traffic oposite an inn at Mile 3 Nkwen.
Eyewitnesses testified to Mimi Mefo Info that when Beltus was hit by the hilux, he abandoned his bike and used another to go after the hilux.
The same account narrates that he attempted to hold the steering of the hilux and the kidnappers warned him several times, but he would not let them go. That was when he was shot on the head leading to his death.
The incident took place opposite a popular inn towards Mile 3 from S-Bend.
The hilux was abandoned same night at Farmer’s House Mile 3 Nkwen with those who were kidnapped.
Our source says, the security guard in a carpentry workshop opposite where the bike rider was shot, was taken away by gendarmes but was later released.
The results of the security investigation are yet to yield any fruit as little remains known about the whereabout and identities of the perpetrators.
Shortly after the incident, many had feared it was carried out by the forces of law and order, given their track record of similar incidents in the Anglophone regions of the country over the past four days.
By Ndi Fungwe in Bamenda