Security forces in Douala, Cameroon prevented hundreds of mourners from viewing the mortal remains of Monique Koumateke, when it was removed from the Laquantinie hospital morgue, April 29 without any explanations.
The mourners were all forced to stay in front of the gate leading to the mortuary but for few who were allowed in.
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“We can’t understand how the government created the situation and prevents Cameroonians from paying their last respect and homage to Koumate” fumed Edith Kah Walla of the Cameroon’s People Party,CCP.”
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The security forces had allowed only her and the President of MANIDEM, Ndema Sam,e to move into the morgue which she described as almost empty.
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After the corpse removal, the family members also expressed frustration. Monique Koumateke’s supposed husband, Mbah Hitler told reporters he could not understand how close family members could only follow the convoy about 30 minutes after.
The policemen of the Groupement Mobile D’Intervention, GMI, Equipe Special D’Intervention Rapid, ESIR and gendarme officers mounted guard on all corners of the hospital as the convoy carrying the casket of Monique Koumateke drove off.
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The corpse was guarded according to reports as if a state burial.
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Monique Koumateke who died on March 22 is finally laid to rest in her native Yabassi in the Nkam Division,Littoral Region.
Her death provoked the debate about the poor health care delivery system in Cameroon.