Gorilla Expert’s Throat Slit in Hit Ordered by Chef She Had Sacked

Telegraph (London), July 31, 2013

A British expert on gorillas was killed in her Cameroon home on the orders of a chef she had fired, an inquest heard.

Dr Ymke Warren, 40, a world-renowned primatologist also known as Imke, was bound, gagged and had her throat slit by an intruder who is believed to have hidden in her attic in wait.

The killing was ordered by a disgruntled cook, Timbu Collins, who was sacked from his job at her conservation site after getting into fights and starting an affair with an American volunteer.

The assassin, who was paid £5,000, waited for Dr Warren before tying and gagging her.

He told her “now you are going to see” and cut her throat.

Four men have been convicted of plotting her murder in June 2010.

Dr Warren’s boyfriend Aaron Nicholas, 44, returned to their home in the coastal town of Limbe just after 8am to find her lying in a pool of blood with her throat slit, Westminster Coroner’s Court heard.

A housemaid, Priscilla, had also been bound and gagged by the murderer.

Dr Shirley Radcliffe, the assistant coroner, said Mr Nicholas heard someone sobbing when he arrived home.

“He ran upstairs to the living room and on the other side of the door lying prone was the body of Dr Warren. She was motionless, hands tied behind her back gaffer-taped and lying in a pool of blood. A male figure stepped out holding a weapon of some sort in his hands.”

Mr Nicholas ran out to find help and stumbled into Priscilla who was “hysterical”, the inquest heard.

Priscilla had come into the house and was grabbed by a man who put a knife to her throat, the inquest heard.

“He told her he was not there for her but for Dr Warren. He pointed to Dr Warren who was standing in the living room tied and gagged and bleeding from the neck. He said Dr Warren accused him of stealing and he said, ‘You are tough, now you are going to see’ and kicked her legs from under her and slit her throat.”

Dr Radcliffe added: “Priscilla referred to the fact that when she came in Dr Warren was pushing her purse of money with her foot, but the guy said, ‘I don’t want your money, I’m not here for that’.”

The murderer, Nfor Etienne Ngwana, had hidden in the attic and waited until Mr Nicholas left for work before attacking Dr Warren. Police arrested some of the gang who said Collins had offered them cash to kill Dr Warren. Mr Nicholas, who is also a gorilla expert who had been working with Dr Warren on the Takamanda-Mone Landscape Project studying Cross River gorillas, said: “The only person with a grudge I could think about was this person Collins who we had let go. He had a relationship with this volunteer who was a volatile character. The fact that he lost his chance of a visa and his ticket to have a life overseas and have a life outside Cameroon, may be why.”

Ngwana, who was 26 at the time, and his accomplices Tampie Richard Nchanji, and Nkuissi Tchikam Blaise Duclo, who were both 30, and Timbu Collins were convicted in September 2011 for Dr Warren’s murder. They were all sentenced to 15 years and six months behind bars.

Collins is on the run and was convicted in his absence. Duclo escaped from prison and remains at large.

The assistant coroner recorded a verdict of unlawful killing.

After the inquest Mr Nicholas, who works in Britain for the Born Free conservation project, paid tribute to Dr Warren, saying her unceasing passion “was the spark that brought us together”. He added: “We really want one last push to bring these people to justice.”


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  • An expert in Gorillas, yet she… didn’t… make the… connection???

    • me


    • Gorillas are actually fairly nice critters. Perhaps an expert on chimpanzees (not nice at all) would have been careful around Africans in the way Dr. Warren was not.

      • MBlanc46

        Yeah, the chimps are more like us.

        • evilsandmich

          Some ‘us’es more than others.

  • Irishgirl

    A primatologist gored by a Bantu – irony!

    • me

      She found the ‘missing link’, and he killed her…..

  • itdoesnotmatter

    No surprise here. The “Born Free” couple, in separate incidents, were both murdered by their helpers.

    • me

      Me, too!

      • itdoesnotmatter

        That is funny!!!

  • 48224

    Hey white lady, don’t feed the animals…they bite!

    • me

      Bite? Rape, torture, murder….animals don’t even do that.

  • Spartacus

    Another white woman who found out the truth the hard way, and too late.

  • Luca

    There was no excuse for this. She was an expert on primates so she should have known better than to trust wild animals.

    • RisingReich

      She was probably treated better by gorillas in the past. LOL

      • IstvanIN

        Gorillas are gentle creatures.

  • Sue

    The term something of value comes to mind.

    • me

      Yup. The Black man doesn’t value the life of the Blue-Eyed Devil. They may act like they’re ‘friendly’ to Whites, but a perception of ‘disrespect’ will buy you a horrible death.

  • Extropico

    Joseph Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness. “As Kurtz dies, Marlow hears him weakly whisper: ‘The horror! The horror!’” “When Marlow visits [Kurtz’s fiancee], she is dressed in black and still deep in mourning, although it is more than a year since Kurtz’s death. She presses Marlow for information, asking him to repeat Kurtz’s final words. Uncomfortable, Marlow lies and tells her that Kurtz’s final word was her name.”

  • bob

    Who was the disgusting American that was having the affair with the bantu? We all know that blacks don’t go to Africa to work.

    • Romulus

      I was thinking the same thing!!

      • IstvanIN

        Me too!

    • TheAntidote

      Oh, you mean Miss STDs? Miss African Incurable STDs? She’s probably working two jobs back in Peoria so she can pay for all the anti-virals and antibiotics she now needs. I hope everything works out for Timbu and Nigwana.

  • Bantu_Education

    Anyone who has lived in Africa will tell you that, after dismissing an African servant, it is a common occurrence for the employer to be murdered. My own theory is that when a white person hires an African, the black is ecstatic and very soon comes to believe he is an indispensible part of the white family and therefore when he/she is dismissed (which is always for serious offences and NEVER for the sort of trivial matters like time-keeping that you would fire a white for) for him it is like being disowned by his “family”. The revenge dish is often taken cold, it can sometimes be years later.

    • Michael Ian Wright

      Hence my comment about western fools. Those of us who have been born there have always avoided anything we could with them. Never employ one by choice and never let them into your home. Most westerners think they are Bill Cosby.

      • I know. Most Westerners also think the Amerind is “Tonto”. I chased down a mugger with some Australian NSW cops, and nobody heard me, as I had taken my sandals off, and got up onto my toes once I was going really fast. That feels glorious! I passed the cops and cornered the mugger for them.

        It turned out to be an African.

      • curri

        Why did the South Africans keep hiring blacks? They could have brought in millions of white immigrants when Europe was in ruins after WW2.

        • Why didn’t they bring in more Europeans?

          Some people are more about places. I liked Australia, and while I’m not much on big cities, Sydney is probably the prettiest I’ve ever seen. That said, I was terribly homesick while I was there. There’s even a legal way for me to go back, felony conviction and all, but I don’t want to. My ex-father always wanted to try a new area, because he wanted to run away from himself, but that never worked. I can’t imagine moving again.

        • Michael Ian Wright

          Actually, they made an attempt to do so. I seem to recall that Britain had a problem with that idea.

    • sbuffalonative

      In the same vain, it’s likely they see themselves elevated to a privileged position by working for whites. The mere associated, being chosen by whites, must cause their self-esteem to skyrocket. They likely flaunt their status to their friends and family.

      Losing their association with whites must be a double blow; to their ego and their status in the community.

    • China_Rising

      We have two Black servants here. They are very incompetent, although so far they have been ‘ok’ workers.

      LOL, what you say scared me.

      • Bantu_Education

        Forewarned is forearmed. Good luck, you’ll need it.

      • evilsandmich

        I hope for your sake that they’re nothing like black presidents.

    • AnalogMan

      That is literally true, as I’ve heard from South Africans who employ them. They regard their employer as their father. He is responsible for them, as for a child. If he lets them down – i.e. doesn’t take care of all their problems -, they feel betrayed and aggrieved.

  • Michael Ian Wright

    The maid of course was just an innocent victim. Hahahaha you western fools will believe anything.

    • kjh64

      Yes, I find it rather hard to believe they didn’t kill the maid. These guys are ruthless, why would they leave a potential witness?

      • Michael Ian Wright

        She was in on it. They always are.

  • 5000 pounds seems like an aweful lot. I think maybe he used the wrong currency.

    5,000.00 XAF=10.1422 USD
    Central African CFA Franc BEAC↔US Dollar
    1 XAF = 0.00202845 USD, 1 USD = 492.988 XAF

    So she was murdered for 10 bucks.

    • Extropico

      5,000 British Pounds equals about 7,700 American dollars. The per capita income in Cameroon is about $2,300. If he was paid 5,000 pounds, that would equate to about 3.34 years of average Cameroonian income.

      • That’s why I think the possibility of paying that much was impossible.
        And it would also have been odd to use a foreign currency.

        • MikeofAges

          Or maybe there was some other interest involved. Maybe the cook wasn’t just a cook. Suppose he had a lucrative sideline that got interfered with?

  • bigone4u

    I appauld her work to save endangered animals, but it’s so sad that she failed to recognize the most dangerous animal on earth–the African male humanoid. I wish every white person were out of Africa and into a safe refuge from the savages, but saving wildlife is important work and blacks aren’t going to do it.

    • Michael Ian Wright

      What you say is true to a large degree. Pc has changed the natural order.

    • Romulus

      The British could we’ll remember their battle with the Zulus not all that long ago.
      The groids could use another dose of stability.

  • The Final Solution

    Just how did a lowly negro cook get ahold of 5,000 lbs.?

    • Michael Ian Wright

      Coalburners will supply there own end?

  • Irishgirl

    What’s with all the European middle names? Nfor ETIENNE Ngwana, Tampie RICHARD Nchanji, Nkuissi Tchikam BLAISE Duclo.

    Just an honest question. I genuinely don’t know.

    • Cameroon was once a French and British colony. They took over administration from Germany in 1914, which had governed since 1884, and I suppose it became a League of Nations mandate. The French and British parts merged after independence in 1961.

      • Irishgirl


      • Bantu_Education

        Moderator, what happened to the comment I wrote here about my trip to Cameroon and the incident with the taxi driver? I wanted to add a link about the secession movement but removed it when I realised it had to be moderated. Then I reposted my original comment, which was quite long, and tried to re-post the link separately. Now it seems both have disappeared. Please explain why, for future reference?

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    In reading the article, I see that half the reason for firing the chef was because he had started an affair with an American volunteer. It sounds as if she didn’t approve of miscegenation, or so in effect. (I doubt the American volunteer was black).

  • gemjunior

    She looks like a big libtard who would lay down her life for the principle of equality and the liberation of Africa from the evil white man’s exploitation. Well, she did lay down her life for some stupid reason….

    • Gunrunner1

      Agreed. We just had a case here in the USA (New York, I think) where a nice libtard couple took in a black pet as a “nanny”. Nanny got “disgruntled” at the mom, killed the 3 year old son and put the 6 month old infant on the Stove in a big pot of water (Cannibal Soup?) all afternoon. Anyway, they both were dead when the parents came in, the infant evidently a little too tender with the meat falling off the bone. Mom faints and babbles about how she can’t understand how a Homo Africanus could do such a thing!

      Lady, it’s what they do everywhere in the world.

  • KenelmDigby

    From what I’ve read over the years, it seems a very common phenomenom of black ‘disgruntled former employees’ to plot their revenge on their former employer and to ambush and kill the former employer in a well planned attack. Africans seem rather adept at doing this. White South Africans, (whom one would think knew about blacks), often seem to be targetted this way.
    It shows that the black character is deeply vengeful. hateful and untrustworthy.

  • IKantunderstand

    She, only more directly than the rest of us, has been sacrificed for a variation of the White man’s burden. You know, save the wildlife, save the trees, save the snail darter, save everything, especially if it causes hurt to White people. I don’t feel sorry for her, but, let’s face it, once we Whites are eliminated from the face of the earth, who will look out for the stupid snail darter, and the lions, hippos, rhinos, you know: Everything. Say goodbye to the Rhinos! (Wouldn’t want to stand in the way of Chinese sex, God knows they need all the help they can get.) How many billions are there ? Yup. Then of course, there are voodoo rituals. Why are we even sharing this world with these backward, primitive thinking, savage, uncivilized beings? And why in fact, are the smart Whites going out of their way to re-write history to include the bogus accomplishments of the non White world? We Whites are literally surrounded by primitive beings. We don’t eat dogs or cats. We don’t move into a house because it has the number eight in the address, we don’t believe that Rhino horn gives you sexual prowess. Why are we allowing these backward thinking barbarians into our midst? They are not assimilating, oh hell no, they are only taking away all of our culture. Because it is considered “insensitive”. Diversity is not a strength. Diversity is the slow removal of social capital. I barely trust my fellow Whites. Their plan is working. It is. Do we have the will to fight back? We need to engage in guerilla tactics. It worked for the colonial Americans. It can work for us.

    • curri

      If she died for the gorillas (even indirectly) she died for a far better cause than whatever it is that US troops die for/died for in Afghanistan and Iraq.

      • All death is certain and because of its certainty, it is also banal. Whether one dies in Trashcanistan or a nursing home, one dies for nothing in particular. Even if I were biologically immortal, an accident or murder or war would someday claim me. “The human sees the axe from the beginning”, the saying goes; we are alone among the animals knowing that someday we will die.

        Some people soothe this needless anguish with religion’s promise of a better place in the hereafter. I’m not religious. I accept death in all of its finality. One of my friends died of cancer in a hospice. He went from being 50 and looking 30 to being 51 and looking 130. Ray and Ed and I used to go shooting in Boulder on Sundays and then drink beer at the Walnut Brewery afterward. Ray’s dead and Ed won’t talk to me because I’m a racist.

        I know I’m going to die someday, and it’ll probably hurt a whole lot. What pains me about it is that it will leave projects unfinished. Life even as a convicted federal felon is so glorious that I reckon I’ll stick around a while.

      • Whitetrashgang

        The troops died for Israel and Saudi Arabia, and for george bush a wonderful mass murder.

  • JackKrak

    If I was writing a sitcom & needed a name for the dim-witted, African cook comic relief character, I couldn’t do better than “Timbu Collins”

  • More proof that Lincoln screwed us all over when he didn’t send them home like he promised.

    • MBlanc46

      I’d think it would be more appropriate to blame the planters and traders who brought them here in the first place.

      • Epiminondas

        Or maybe the Northerners who shipped them to the South, or perhaps the Northerners who bought and processed the cotton into cloth? Enough blame to go around, isn’t there?

        • MBlanc46

          “Traders”. And the cotton magnates, sure.

  • Bantu_Education

    I didn’t see the necessity to u-turn – we had passed some soldiers and if they had wanted to stop us they could and would have done. For me, it was a one-way trip as I had booked to stay in a hotel at Mt Cameroon run by a French couple. He was worrying about his own skin and the return trip. Never trust an African.

  • curri

    Recall that blacks also murdered Gorilla expert Dian Fossey in 1985.

    The Wikipedia article on her implies that she was a terrible racist who brought on her own death by aggressively attempting to protect the gorillas from poachers.

    • TheAntidote

      Yes, I remember the Diane Fossey tragedy. After the story came out the term “gorillas in the mist” was adopted by police dispatchers in NYC to describe a vicious beat down (or killing) by a group of negroes on a white.

  • There are two kinds of problems a person can have: the kind that can be fixed with money, and the kind that can not. I’ve had both kinds of problems, and I much prefer the former.

  • Gunrunner1

    Seriously, how is this different from those “Bear Experts” who go up into Alaska and spend a few seasons getting to know bears and then one day a bear attacks them and kills them? Those men were killed by Ursus arctos, she was killed by Homo Africanus.

  • evilsandmich

    Obviously one of those ‘forest for the trees’ academic types.

  • evilsandmich

    Then Africans will eat everything that lives, including one another.

    No ‘then’ about it; more than enough stories about that kind of thing now. For some of those places they’ll resort to that even if there are other food supplies; only way to “steal the soul” ya’ know!

  • Buck Roeser

    5,000 British pounds. She must have been paying the cook pretty damned good money.

  • WR_the_realist

    After Africans have overbred sufficiently and wiped out all their wildlife to the point they are all starving, the inevitable will happen… the entire population of African will be brought to the western world as refugees.

  • Private_Eyescream

    Stupid Liberal white woman employs violent black psychopath, whatever could go wrong?