Governor Aguer urged to lift immunity for Bor Mayor
Michael Mayen Maker the President of Jonglei state Union of Lawyers |Photo| Manyuon Mayen Manyuon
By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon
The Jonglei State Union of Lawyers has urged Governor Philip Aguer to lift the immunity for the Bor Mayor James Gai Makhor to allow him to face justice.
The lawyers had initiated a criminal case against James Gai Makhor for allegedly calling them “criminals” following their attempt to defend the locals who were in land dispute with the state government.
Legal practitioners claimed that Bor town Mayor had damaged their reputation by refereeing to them as criminals before the congregation during Sunday service at Saint Andrew’s Cathedral.
Speaking to Juba Monitor last Friday, Michael Mayen Maker, the President of Jonglei state Union of Lawyers said they wanted the Governor Aguer to relieve Mr. Makhor from office to pave way for justice to take its course.
He revealed that the public prosecutor had addressed the letter to the Governor Aguer for the lifting of Mayor’s immunity; adding relieving Mayor from the office would allow a proper investigation to take place.
“If he is removed, he will be liable for warrant of arrest and subjected to further investigations,” he said.
The president of Jonglei State Union of Lawyers vowed to refer the case to the High Court in Juba if Governor Philip Aguer fails to remove the Bor Mayor from office.
“We have procedural way forward and that right to correspond and write an intervention letter to the Minister of Justice to intervene in our issue,” he said
However, attempts to reach Governor Philip Aguer for comment were futile by press time.