Prime suspect Babu confesses to murdering 3 kids over stubbornness

Three children murdered in cold blood in the Rock City neighborhood, Juba |Photo: Via Facebook

October 12, 2020 (Thessherald)–The man accused of committing a gruesome murder in the Rock City neighborhood, Babu Emmanuel Lokiri, has confessed to killing the 3 innocent children due to their sheer stubbornness.

In a statement made during the first court hearing, the suspect said that he murdered the children after they had refused to change a TV channel they were watching.

“I am Babu Emmanuel Lokiri, 24 years old and a resident of Rock City, a fourth-year student of the University of Juba, faculty of medicine,” the statement attributed to the suspect read in part.

“On Saturday at about midday, I went to the home of my uncle who is close to my mother. I usually go there. When I went there I had a knife with me. When I knocked on the door, the middle daughter of my uncle came and opened the door.”

The statement further added that, “I found them watching television. I then put my phone to charge. I asked them where their mother was and they said she had gone out. When my phone charged a bit, I pocketed it. They were watching children’s programs and I asked them to change the channel and they refused.”

Babu admitted that after asking the kids to change the channel and they were all stubborn, he immediately lost his temper and killed them on the spot.

“I then asked them for the television’s remote control unit and they said there was no remote control unit. I then got angry at the second born and cut her on the right side of her neck. She ran in the direction of her bedroom. I followed her and cut her throat. I found the eldest girl in the bedroom and slaughtered her.”

Adding that, “I also found the young one on the bed sleeping and also cut her throat and cleaned the knife on bedsheets. I then closed the door and walked out. I opened the gate and when there was no one, I opened it and closed it behind me and walked to our home which is just across the road. I then threw the knife away and immediately went to my bedroom,” the statement said.

The mother of the prime suspect, Alice Noel, was also accused of being an accomplice in the murder, but she denied all charges.

“I washed some clothes but the only item among them that belonged to my son was a pair of his shorts. It is not possible that Babu would go to the home of the children in shorts.”

“The defense and prosecution teams should prepare themselves. I adjourn this case to Monday and we will have hearings every weekday until this case is disposed of,” the judge said.

Family issues statement on the death of three children

Subject: Murdering of three girls in Rock City Residential Area, Juba, South Sudan

Press release

August 5, 2020 (Thessherald)–Dear All, As family and friends of Mr. Edward Jami Andrew and Mrs. Gialda Gideon Juma, would like to provide you facts and occurrences of murdering of the three daughters of our brother and son Mr. Edward Jami.

The three girls, Noemi, Blessing and Faith, live with their mother in Rock City residential area, in her older brother’s house, Eng. Gandi Gideon.

In the afternoon of Saturday August 1, 2020, she left the kids in the house and went to visit her auntie who is sick in hospital.

On her returned back at 4pm, she was shocked by finding the bodies of her three duaghters laid in the room after being slaughtered in the house. And she didn’t find any person or any tools used for the killing of the children, but the room was full of the blood, the mother despite the shock, she manages to call the police.

Later on, the police arrived at scene of the crime, they closed the area for investigation and collection of any evidence which may be available and took the bodies to the Military Hospital’s Mortuary.

On Sunday August 2, 2020, some people were identified by police and currently under investigation and the authorities promised that they will release the results of their investigations as soon as it is concluded.

We also would like to inform the public that kindly disregard all the rumors circulating in the social media and some New Papers’’ articles.

Kindly also note that all information should be channel through concern authorities (Police and Prosecution) and the family of Mr. Edward Jami Andrew and Mrs. Gialda Gideon Juma.

Finally, we would like to inform relatives, friends and public that the bodies were laid to rest in their father house at Gueri residential area on August 3, 2020.


For more information and clarification please contact the followings numbers:

  1. Rev: Moses Mogga, 0916939730
  2. Mr. Wilson Sukiri, 0925369558