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Prison officer kills two children in Bor

By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon

An officer who works for Jonglei State Prison service has shot to death two of his children for an alleged unusual report of the children belonging to a different father.

Jonglei State Deputy Police Commissioner, who is also the Director for Criminal Investigation Department (CID) confirmed to Juba Monitor on Saturday that an officer from the Prison service on Friday night shot his two boys who were alleged to be fathered by a different man.

In an exclusive interview, Brig. Gen. Chol Achiek Deng stated that the Prison Service Officer was identified as Majok Maketh.

He explained that Maketh shot his two children on Friday at around 11:00 PM after a closed door meeting with his wife in their home in Leekyak residential area East of Bor town.

“He shot the two children at night. According to some investigations we have conducted so far, his wife had always been saying that two out of the children they have were not his. So he decided to shoot the two younger boys who were alleged to have been from a different man,” Brig. Deng narrated.

“According to him, his wife kept informing him that the last two boys had a different father and that frustrated him and made him to shoot the two kids so that their alleged father don’t benefit,” he added.

The Deputy Police Commissioner said that the two victims were followers below ten (10) years of age respectively.

Brig. Deng said the killer of the children was a father of about four children.

He stated that Mr. Maketh immediately surrendered himself to the Prison Service after shooting the children.

According to the police commissioner the man who killed his children was from Twic East of Jonglei.

“He was a man from Kongor County who is staying in Bor Town. He killed his two children on Friday. The reason was that his wife who has four children has told him that the last two children had a different father,” he repeated.

He stressed that the scenario revealed by the wife might have annoyed him and made him to kill his children.

Brig. Deng added that the police would hold more investigations on Monday since the man was under their custody.


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