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Teenager killed in Yaounde over 500FCFA dispute

The 19-year old victim was stabbed by another teenager who intervened in the dispute in favour of his neighbour A…

The 19-year old victim was stabbed by another teenager who intervened in the dispute in favour of his neighbour

A certain Emmanuel Avouna Balla, 19, has been killed in a fight while trying to defend his neighbour in the Kondengui locality in Yaounde.

French language daily, Le Jour, reported that it all happened at about 19:30 on 26 March. 18-year-old Pascal Owona Matip came to collect the sum of 500 FCFA to one of the neighbours of the victim who intervened. A fight ensued between Emmanuel and Pascal.

Pascal who was furious as Balla held briefs for his neighbour, withdraw from the fight, left and returned a few minutes later with a knife in hand. Balla for his part, at the sight of his opponent rushed to grab a weapon to defend himself in a nearby garage.

The newspaper reported that before he could turn around to defend himself, Pascal allegedly drove the knife into his chest. He was rushed to the emergency unit of the Yaounde central hospital where he gave up the ghost.

The alleged assassin tried to escape but was arrested. He is, according to Le Jour, currently being held in custody at the Kondengui gendarmerie brigade.

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