Juba Bedouin hotel shooting first court hearing adjourned

Rebecca Anyon (left) was allegedly seated at a pub with Akech Manut at 8:30 PM, when her husband, Longar Akok fatally shot at them/File photo

By Tereza Jeremiah Chuei

The first court hearing for the case of Bedouin hotel shooting in Juba that involved the killing of a woman and her presumed boyfriend by her husband at the Juba High Court was adjourned yesterday due the absence of the accused lawyer absence.

In June police investigate a security officer who allegedly shot dead his wife and her presumed boyfriend as they were reportedly caught while spending time out at a pub in the Juba’s Hai Malakal neighborhood.

The suspect and husband identified as Longar Akok reportedly shot his wife, Rebecca Anyon and her boyfriend Mr. Akech Manut dead on the scene and thereafter reported himself to the Malakia Police station after committing the act.

According to a police crime investigator, Akok’s wife, Rebecca Anyon Kot with her friend Akech Manut were seated at a pub when the accused husband fatally opened fire at them, killing them instantly.

The incident occurred at around 8:30 PM, opposite the Hai Malakal Cemetery on Wednesday 15 June 2022.

The suspicious husband allegedly opened fire at the pair, when he found them together at the Bedouin in Juba at the evening of 15th June 2022.

According to the late Anyon family the suspect Longar Akok a security officer got married to late Rebecca Anyon Kot in 2013, and they had produced three children -two boys and a girl. The children are said to be aged three and seven years respectively.

The National Police Spokesperson Major Daniel Justin, in June confirmed the incident to the media and affirmed that police were investigating the incident.

“It happens yesterday around 8:30pm, whereby someone shot people in Bedouin, two people died on spot and one got injured” General Daniel Justin was quoted by Eye radio earlier.

The police spokesperson said the motive behind the killing was yet to be established following as police were still investigating, the case.

He noted that they had opened a court case, and all due proceedings of the law was in place.

However, nearly three months since the incident happened in mid-June the investigation seemed to have been completed and the first court hearing at the Juba High court between the family of the deceased and the accused was set for Wednesday 7th September 2022 but it was adjourned.

The first hearing of the accused Longar Akok was adjourned to Monday 12th September 2022 at around 11am because of the absent of the accused Lawyer.

Longar was accused of killing his wife Rebecca Anyon alongside her friend Akech Manut.

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