A note allegedly left by him read“I am in the water” Bishop Jean Marie
Benoît Bala was appointed Bishop of the Bafia diocese with a Christian
population of over two hundred thousand in 2003.
According to the Senior Divisional Officer for Mban and Inoubou, Maurice
Tchoffo, it is difficult at the moment to know what really happened to
the Man of God.
All his personal documents were found in his vehicle, as well as a piece
of paper containing the inscription “I am in the water” suggesting that
he had indeed committed suicide.