In Aweil, a man suspected of murdering his brother-in-law was apprehended.
Authorities in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal State arrested and detained a man suspected of killing his brother-in-law last Friday.
According to a Radio Tamazuj report seen by NCMP, the accused, known as Wiir Akot, shot his brother-in-law Kuan Akoon Akol on Friday between the border towns of Warawar and Majok Yinh Thiou, according to Brigadier General Moses Malual Chol, the county Police Inspector.
He said that the event occurred after the divorce procedures.
“They were in local court a few days ago, according to reports, when a divorce order was issued between the deceased’s sister and her husband” (Wiir).
He was denied the right to recover the initial dowry he paid during the marriage arrangement years ago, and the local court instead ordered him to take his child instead of the dowry, while the wife was restored to her family,” he added.
According to Gen. Malual, the accused attacked and killed his brother-in-law after the divorce judgment.
“From there, he assaulted his brother-in-law, shot him twice in the head, then set fire to him and his flammable fuel-filled motorcycle.” He is currently arrested, and relatives from both sides have arrived in Wanyjok, Aweil County’s county seat, to investigate “He said.
“This man rode his motorbike from Bakou Malou to Rum-Dier, he was killed in the middle of nowhere, and all suspects have been apprehended,” said Warawar police officer Santino Dut Wol. Bakou Malou and Rum-Dier are located between Warawar and Majok Yinh Thiou.”
Abraham Garang, the head of the Warawar Traders Chamber of Commerce, condemned the event, claiming that road ambushes hindered business activities in the border town.