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Cameroonian Striker Ebosse Died from Beating-Moune

Kolubah Zayzay
Albert Ebosse
Albert Ebosse

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Dec. 19, 2014)-New post-mortem tests claim Cameroonian footballer, Albert Ebosse, died in Algeria as a result of beating, rather than being hit by a missile as earlier reported.

The JS Kabylie striker died in August after his side lost a league match.

Findings by the Algerian authorities stated that the 24-year old was killed by a sharp projectile thrown by fans.

But tests by a pathologist, at the request of his family, claim his death was the result of brutal aggression during a possible locker room attack.

Pathologist Andre Moune’s report said Ebosse had suffered upper body injuries that indicated signs of struggle.

The official Algerian version suggested that Ebosse died in hospital on 23 August from head injuries sustained as he left the pitch under a hail of objects thrown from the stands.

Algerian Sports Minister, Mohamed Tahmi, said, at the time, the death had been caused by Ebosse being struck by a piece of sharp slate.

But the results of Moune’s post-mortem examination have rejected the official Algerian version of events surrounding the footballer’s death.

During the struggle, Moune’s report said, Ebosse had received a blow to the head that caused an indentation of skull that impacted his brain.

Other signs of violence included rupture of cervical vertebrae and a wound to the shoulder. His findings have been sent to Algerian and Cameroonian authorities for further action.

Tahmi has refused to comment on the new test results.
Ebosse’s family said they had urged Cameroonian authorities and the confederation of African Football to take action on the new evidence.

They also claimed neither JS Kabylie, where Ebosse was the top scorer last season, nor the Algerian league made good on promises to provide financial compensation to the bereaved family for the loss sustained.

The incident led to the JS Kabylie club to be banned from Pan-African Competitions for two years, and forced to play home league matches in empty stadium.

 


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