By Hou Akot Hou
A businessman Thiep Thiep, who was detained by police authorities in Aweil West County, Northern Bahr El Ghazal State, over an abortion case, has been granted bail.
He was held at Aweil prison in connection with the case of a girl who terminated an 8-month pregnancy.
Mr. Thiep was accused of having instructed the girl, whom he believes to be his girlfriend, to get rid of the foetus, as he presumably doesn’t want to take responsibility for the pregnancy.
The police investigator at Nyamlel police station, Mr. Philip Agany, confirmed to this outlet that the suspect, Mr. Thiep, who was transferred to Aweil prison, has been bailed out and is awaiting to be arraigned in court.
A police detective noted that Mr. Thiep’s file has been taken to the public prosecution attorney to determine the time for the case hearing.
“His file has been taken to the attorney, or Nieba in Arabic.” Agany disclosed.
“His matter lies there, and one of his relatives has asked for bail, and it was granted until he is taken to court to answer the charges,” he added.
The girl who did the abortion, according to the police, was found bleeding, and she admitted that her fiancé helped her do the abortion, an admission that ragged the businessman, Thiep, to remand.
The laws of South Sudan do not permit abortion, as it is punishable unless there is a complication during birth and it is accepted by the spouses to save the life of the mother.