Photo: 17-yr-old Nyalong whose dowry was 500 cows, 3 V8 cars, looking sad at her wedding

Photo: 17-yr-old Nyalong whose dowry was 500 cows, 3 V8 cars, looking sad at her wedding

YEN.com.gh earlier published the report of a 17-year-old South Sudanese girl, Nyalong Ngong Deng Jalang, whose dowry was 500 cows, and 3 V8 cars.

These were offered by a business tycoon, Kok Alat, who was one of the many competitors who wanted to have her hand in marriage.

The wedding ceremony has been held, and from a photo sighted by YEN.com.gh, it appears the teenage bride was being forced to at least smile at her own wedding.

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She looked unhappy, and her facial expression shows that she might not like the marriage, but had no option since such a huge dowry had already been paid.

In the photo, one lady standing behind her, suspected to be one of her family members, is seen holding on to the chin, the common gesture to make someone smile, but still, Nyalong wore a long face.

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The photo was seen on the Facebook page of one user Mekel’z Collection, and many other users have commented on it, with many describing her situation as sad because she was bought with money, not love.

For instance, Osak, wrote that it was a devilish agenda from both the parents of Nyalong and the husband to have treated her that way:

Still on the matter, Doreen wrote in plain terms that Nyalong has been sold by her family:

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Bessong also termed the marriage as "trade by barter":

Yvonne argued that no reason for Nyalong to smile because she had been sold into slavery:

Wendy described the situation as "heartbreaking":

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Meanwhile, reports have it that Nyalong Jalang, who is just a 17-year-old hailing from Awerial in Eastern Lakes State commonly called Yirol, had five men lined up in a fierce competition to marry her.

Among the suitors competing for Nyalong’s heart were a deputy governor of eastern Lakes State, David Mayom Riak.

However, in his bid to beat the stiff competition the businessman, Kok Alat, who is now her husband, made that outrageous offer of 500 cows and 3 V8 cars even though the bride price in the area is typically 20 to 40 cows.

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