SHEEP JAILED FOR DOING THE UNTHINKABLE
In a bizarre incident in South Sudan, a sheep has been sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of killing a 45-year-old woman.
The ram was taken to police custody after it attacked and injured the ribs of Adhieu Chaping who later succumbed to the injuries.
“The ram attacked by hitting her ribs and the old woman died immediately,” Police Chief Major Elijah Mabor said as reported by local21news.
“Our role as police is to provide safety and separate fights. The ram was apprehended and currently under custody at a Police Station.”
The police chief further noted that the animal was found guilty of murder and will be sentenced to a military camp for three years.
When questioned why they could not jail the sheep’s owner instead of the animal, the officer said that found that they found the owner innocent of the crime and the animal was fully responsible for the crime.
“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 officer said as reported by local media.
The sheep’s owner, Duony Manyang Dhal was, however, ordered by the court to give five cows to the victim’s family.