By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Cameroon’s minister of public health Dr Manaouda Malachie finally confirmed Mr Achille Essome Moukouri was killed by Convid-19 earlier this week.
Late Mr. Essome happens to be the uncle of former Cameroon international Patrick Ndem Mboma. In the early hours of Tuesday March 23 ,the former PSG forward took to Twitter to announce the death of his uncle in Douala,Cameroon stating he was killed by Convid-19.
Affreuse nouvelle! Un appel de ma mère ce matin pour m'annoncer que je viens de perdre mon oncle Achille Essome Moukouri à 05:00
À tous ceux qui pensent au Cameroun que ce ne sont que des récits, je vous supplie, restez confinés. C'est la seule chose à faire!
— Patrick Magic MBOMA (@MBOMAPatrick) March 23, 2020
Strange enough barely hours after the announcement,local media sparked controversy stating they had had a conversation with sources at the Liquintini hospital and obtained other data which shows Mr Achille was not killed by the CoronaVirus.
The declaration of the media outlet put the legend’s credibility to question as many pundits raised a handful of unanswered questions in relation to his Tweet.
The tale became more interesting in the evening of that day when the director of the Laquintini hospital issued a media statement denying he had talked to the media about the Mr Essome’s death.
This opened another controversial chapter on the case.
The dust finally settled on Thursday evening when Dr Manaouda Malachie in his capacity of Cameroon’s minister of public health told the media that results of an autopsy conducted on late Mr Essome’s corpse showed he had been killed by the deadly Convid-19.
The minister’s declaration brings an end to the debate and confirms Mboma was right after all.
Therefore as reported by Kick442.com on the date of the death late Essome Achille Moukouri who was buried hours after his death is the first of two Cameroonians who have been killed by the virus on Cameroon’s soil.
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