Rumors have it that a teacher was killed in Yaoundé by one of his students. While it’s true that a teacher was murdered in the city, he was not killed by a student and the crime did not occur at his working place, contrary to what is said.
Gildas Ateh Pekengne, geography teacher at Fapo private secular bilingual school and day school supervisor in the English section of the school, was killed in the district of Nkolmbong, on his way to a wedding ceremony. He succumbed to a stab during a fight, according to his brother, Samuel Njenewone.
“I took him to the General Hospital on a motorcycle. When we arrived, the doctor told me he was already dead,” he says. An investigation has been opened to shed light on this crime, which took place the day after the murder of Boris Kevin Tchakounte, a maths teacher, who was stabbed to death by one of his students on 14 January at the Lycée classique de Nkolbisson in Yaoundé.