Speculations and conspiracy theories entered a higher gear after police early investigation indicates that no water was found inside Bishop Balla's lungs after his corpse was retrieved 12 km from the Sanaga bridge in Tsang, near Monatele. Preliminary report by police suggest Mgr Balla was dead before his corpse found its way into the Sanaga river. It also means the Bishop was not the author of the suicide note found in the car that spelled his name as "Mballa" instead of "Balla".
The Procureur général of the Center region, Jean-Fils Ntamack has announced an investigation with the Judicial Police and Gendarmerie Intelligence unit alongside law enforcement officials in Bafia and Monatele, who are now treating the case as a homicide.
Two questions are begging for answers: who killed Mgr Balla and why?