Did internet brides murder up to a dozen Belgian husbands?

Belgian investigators are looking at a number of suspicious deaths of Belgians in Cameroon. All died within the last five years and there is no direct connection between the Belgians. The Belgian Foreign Ministry says that the deaths may be suspicious.

The daily Het Laatste Nieuws claims that the Belgians all travelled to Cameroon in the hope of wedding a bride that they had encountered via the internet. Shortly after the nuptials Belgian relatives were informed that the Belgian newly wed had died as a result of a disease.

In all cases the Belgian husbands had earlier told people back home that their brides were encouraging them to eat large quantities of lust ingenerating plants. There is a suspicion that the brides may have poisoned their Belgian hubbies with a view to pocketing their funds.