Bizarre! Sheep sentenced to three year in jail for killing a woman
In a bizarre incident, a sheep has been sentenced to three years in jail after it was found guilty of killing a woman in Africa’s South Sudan. According to reports the ram was taken into police custody in South Sudan earlier this month after it attacked Adhieu Chaping, who is 45 years-old. Adhieu’s ribs were broken as the ram had headbutted her several times. She succumbed to her injuries and died immediately.
The incident took place in Rumbek East in a place called Akuel Yol, said police.
Major Elijah Mabor said to Sudan’s Eye Radio that the woman died immediately after the ram attacked her ribs repeatedly. He also added that the ram was apprehended and currently under custody at a Police Station of Maleng Agok Payam.
Major Mabor further 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. The local court has ruled that the owner of the ram, Duony Manyang Dhal, will also have to hand over five cows to the victim’s family.
As per reports of Ladbible , a local has ruled that the owner of the ram, Duony Manyang Dhal, has to give five cows to the victim’s family as compensation. Moreover, Mr Dhal the ram will be given to the victim’s family at the end of its sentence as per the local laws. The customary laws in the region state that state that any domestic animal that kills a person is then given as compensation to the victim’s family.
The county administrator Paul Adhong Majak reportedly informed that the ram’s owner and the victim’s family are related and neighbours. Both the families have signed the contract to formalise the agreement with the police and community leaders acting as witnesses.