Central Equatoria State, News

Man kills pregnant wife amid infidelity worries

By James Innocent


A Ugandan man residing at Lomuku suburb of Yei town, Central Equatoria State has been arrested for killing his six-months-pregnant wife.

According to Yei River County Police Inspector, Hussein Daud Jano the suspect, identified as a 30-year-old Sunday Paul, hails from Lugazi, has been in South Sudan for three years working as a timber cutter.

The prime suspect told the police that he has no children with the deceased woman except the unborn baby.

According to the suspect, who briefly narrated the ordeal, he acted upon suspicion of his wife’s infidelity.

“I never knew I was going to kill my wife, I tried to kick her from down unfortunately my leg landed on her stomach, later she died and that’s why they brought me inside for custody” Sunday said.

He alleged that he kicked the woman because she was in relationship with someone, which angered him.

The victim has been identified as Anyeyo Betress, with Kenyan father and South Sudanese mother.

As police continue investigating the incident, Inspector Jano offered condolences to the bereaved family, urging them to remain calm while authorities handle the case.

“We understand this is a difficult time for the family. We are gathering information and will ensure justice is served. We urge everyone to remain calm and allow the legal process to take its course” Jano consoled.

He further advised the community against resorting to violence urging people to seek police intervention in such situations.


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