In a bizarre case, a sheep in South Sudan has been sentenced to jail for three years after it was found guilty of killing a woman.
According to Sudan’s Eye Radio, the ram was taken into police custody in South Sudan earlier this month after it attacked 45-year-old Adhieu Camping. The ram had headbutted Ms. Chaping repeatedly, breaking her ribs. The 45-year-old died immediately because of her injuries.
Back then, the police had informed that the incident took place in Rumbek East in a place called Aksel Yol. The ram was apprehended and taken into custody at a Police Station in Maleng Agok Payam.
Speaking to the media outlet, Major Elijah 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.”
Now, citing local media reports, Ladbible reported that the ram will be spending 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.
Moreover, Mr. Dhal will also most likely lose the ram at the end of his sentence as customary laws in the region state that any domestic animal that kills a person is then given as compensation to the victim’s family.
Ladbible reported that county administrator Paul Adhong Majak informed that the ram’s owner and the victim’s family are related and neighbors. Both the families have signed the contract to formalize the agreement with the police and community leaders acting as witnesses.