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SSPDF soldier kills two in Juba Na Bari Residential Area

By James Atem Kuir

Two people have been killed at Juba Nabari residential area in Juba yesterday.

The police said the two deceased were body guards of a Director in the Ministry of Interior.

The suspect who shot and killed the bodyguards was identified as Sergeant. Mark Madiang Goch.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, the Inspector General of Police, Lieutenant Gen. Majak Akech said Sergt. Goch was swiftly arrested by the police shortly after they had arrived at the crime scene.

“The suspect is a soldier from the SSPDF. He is called Mark; he was riding on a motor bike when he attacked and killed two body guards of the Director of Officers Affairs in the Ministry of Defense and Veterans  Affairs’)  and ran into one of the houses in the area,” Gen. Akech said.

Gen. Akech however, did not disclose the motives of the suspect but said he had confessed to the murder of the two soldiers upon arrest.

“He confessed to the murder of the two soldiers. We have confiscated a pistol and the weapon he used for killing. We are still investigating him to establish his motives,” Gen. Akech said.

Gen. Akech added that the suspect will be handed over to the military for further investigation and prosecution after police investigations are done.

“He will be handed to the army to be tried in the military court since he is a soldier,” he added.

On another related incident of crime that happened on the third of August, the police Inspector General reported that they are holding two suspects who shot and killed Emmanuel Laku Wani in Khor-romlah, a boda-boda rider who was coming from Rejaf.

Gen. Akech calls on the public to remain calm and report cases of crime to the police for intervention wherever they happen.

Of recent, cases of killing and rape by gunmen often dressed in military attire have been reported in the suburbs around Juba with the most recent being the murder of three sibling in Rock City Residential. The prime suspect of that “gruesome murder” is yet to be tried.

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