A sheep has been sentenced to three years in jail for killing a woman in South Sudan. Once it’s freed from prison, it will be given to the victim’s family.
A sheep has been sentenced to three years in jail after it was found guilty of killing a woman in South Sudan.
According to the story, the ram was taken into police custody in South Sudan after it attacked Adhieu Chaping, 45. She later died due to her injuries
Major Elijah Mabor Explained
“The ram attacked by hitting her ribs and the old woman died immediately. So this is what happened in Rumbek East in a place called Akuel Yol,” Major Elijah Mabor told Sudan’s Eye Radio.
He said, “Our role as police is to provide safety and separate fights. The ram was apprehended and currently under custody at a Police Station of Maleng Agok Payam.”
Major Mabor explained, “The owner is innocent and the ram is the one who perpetrated the crime so it deserves to be arrested then later on the case shall be forwarded to customary court where the case can be handled amicably.”
The sheep will now spend the next three years in a military camp in Aduel County headquarters in Sudan’s Lakes State.
It is not known if the ram has expressed remorse for the crime.
The owner of the ram, Duony Manyang Dhal, has to give five cows to the victim’s family as compensation, a local court ruled.
The ram’s owner and the victim’s family are said to be related and “neighbours”.
When the sheep is freed after three years, it will also be given to the victim’s family in accordance with
local customary law, cited the British Lad Bible website.