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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 31 March 2016


Bafoussam: Footballer found dead in hotel room

Hugo Fotso Varil, 21, was found dead on his hotel bed on Monday in Bafoussam by a receptionist. The lifeless body of Hugo Varil Fotso was discovered already decomposed in the hotel room. The discovery was made around 11 am by the receptionist on duty, Fabrice Fonka who told the police he noticed an unusual smell was suffocating everyone in the building.

Cameroon Concord gathered that Hugo Varil arrived at the hotel on Friday, March 25 from Bangangté and booked a room for three days. He reportedly left the hotel to an unknown destination and returned late. In his personal effects, police found his national identity card, his birth certificate, passport and booklets.

Commissioner Oumarou, head of the regional division of the Western Judicial Police decoded his mobile phone and it emerged that he was a player with KSA (Kadji Sport Academy) in Douala.

His parents were also contacted by the police for the body to be made available to them. An investigation was launched to find out more about the cause of Hugo’s death.