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Ministry robberies coordinated -Interior Minister

Interior Minister Michael Chiangjiek Geay (R) and IGP Majak Akech Malok (L) address the media on Monday (photo by Morris Dogga):

By Morris Dogga

The robberies at three Ministries by unknown burglars in recent weeks are coordinated, according to the Minister of Interior.

The Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development was broken into over the weekend by robbers, adding to three the number of National Ministries broken into by burglars at night in less than a month.

During the Ramandan Eid holidays in mid-June, three Ministries were also broken into by burglars. These included the office of the Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, Alfred Ladu Gore, the Office of the Minister of Roads and Bridges Rebecca Joshua Okwaci and the Office of the Minister of Transport John Luk Jok.

Police forces and members of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) searched for evidences around the Ministry’s building on Monday but so far no arrests has been made.

Even if the police has not arrested suspects connected to the incidences, the Minister of Interior Michael Chiangjiek Geay on Monday said the incidences seemed to be coordinated.

He said the police were already investigating the incidents adding that there were evidences already collected.

“The investigation is on. It will not only be centred on who is involved, but it will be a wide investigation. Our security agencies have done very good job and they have managed to get some evidence,” Chiangjiek said.

The three ministries are located close to each other at the ministerial complex in Juba.

It is a new trend for government offices especially at the ministerial complex to be robbed by unknown people. Usually, unknown gunmen break into private companies, None-Governmental Organizations (NGO) offices and residential homes but not government buildings.







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