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South Sudan’s N. Bahr el Ghazal arrest 2 over counterfeit U.S. currency

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August 28, 2011 (AWEIL) - A Congolese national and a Nigerian have been
arrested and detained by Northern Bahr el Ghazal police authorities over allegations linking the duo to the manufacture of fake U.S. dollars.

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Ronald Ruay Deng, the state minister for finance, trade and industry, August 25, 2011 (ST)

Mwafor John Monday, a 35 year old from Nigeria, and Sele Jean Robert 46 from DR Congo, pleaded not guilty and requested the police notify their respective embassies about their detention.

Akot Deng Akot, the state police commissioner told journalists at a briefing in Aweil, the state capital, that the culprits were arrested on Thursday after a tip-off from local residents who alerted the police to their activities.

The police boss also displayed items such as cotton wool, unidentified chemicals, a plastic container and several dollar-sized papers, which the two allegedly used to make fake dollars.

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Akot Deng Akot, N. Bahr el Ghazal police commissioner (standing) displays some of the materials allegedly used by the two men (seated) to make fake US dollars, August 25, 2011 (ST)

“The state has now opened a criminal case against the two men. They can still involve their lawyers in the case,” Akot said, adding that, “if they are found to be innocent, then we shall release them.”

Ronald Ruay Deng, the state’s minister for finance, trade and industry strongly condemned the alleged crime, and appealed to the police to remain vigilant and inform police about any suspicious characters within their vicinity.

“We need to all be on the lookout for such criminal characters that may be targeting our state. Members of the public should closely work hand in hand with the police to restore order in the state,” the minister advised.

Ever since it introduced its new currency, South Sudan Pounds (SSP) nearly a month after attaining its independence, there are fears that South Sudan is being viewed as a soft target for fraudsters and con men.

On July 30 while speaking during the country’s martyr’s day celebrations in Juba, the South Sudan capital, President Salva Kiir Mayardit instructed the national army to crack down on criminals who violate the country’s laws.

(ST)

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  • 29 August 2011 08:21, by Deng Gau

    Bravo Akot Deng and Aweil wise citizens who alerted the police on criminal activities.
    These criminals should face the consequences of their criminal acts.

    Long live South Sudan,
    Long Live Mading Aweil.

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  • 29 August 2011 09:05, by Konan

    Guys I believe these two thugs are Northern Sudanese and members of NCP with fake Congolese and Nigerian passports, trying to destroy your great country and spoil your relationship with other friendly African nations, WELCOME TO THE REAL AFRICA… Suckers…hahahahahaha

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  • 29 August 2011 09:16, by Abraham Ayom

    These Foreigners are killing our young nation The Republic of South Sudan. They are producing/issuing fake currency bank note, fake certificates/diploma, stealing properties and crimes activities in all over south sudan.

    Our government has to take tap measures against such group of activitist.

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  • 29 August 2011 10:15, by kuac Agol

    Dear Aweil Citizens.

    we should be very grateful of what had been done by the police in arresting these foriegn theif who want to steal our money through counterfeiting fake dollar ,they were trying to produce in our clean state of NBEG which anything did not involved.

    My special thank goes to the police commissioner who through his effort were arrest of the foriegn theif, thank Mr.commissioner.

    Mr. finance minister is also very thankful in trying to raise the red flag about these theif.

    My advise to bosses, the finance minister and commissioner is to keep the evident/record about these people properely .

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  • 29 August 2011 10:35, by Madit

    Thank so much guys for your good works, that is what our state is for looking,stop sleeping and keep awake.
    Stop them from abusing our good image guys and may God bless you again.

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  • 29 August 2011 10:56, by Gabriel KK

    whoever called the Police for this criminal act has done a great job and we must all keep eyes on the foreigners in this nation. Every document must be check to confirm the real reason of entrance into the country, those with no good reasons must not be allowed into the country. those who forged the documents must be jail and deported back to where they came from.

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    • 29 August 2011 12:23, by bol marol ben

      Hi, guys

      Nigerians and Congolese are very stupid people,what kind
      of business that they were doing here in southern sudan,

      Mr.Akot Deng ,take them to court for criminals action without compromise.

      God blessing you

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      • 29 August 2011 18:00, by akot

        why u don’t deport them to thier countries Mr Akot? they cannot be our friends in that way.i don’t like west African.

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    • 29 August 2011 13:21, by victor sani

      Bravo Gabriel.

      I agreed with you completed .

      God Bless

      Victor

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  • 29 August 2011 17:05, by Kolong oo!

    Thanks NBG state security. Dear minister Oyai, it is you to let south sudan to be like congo on term of currency. Keep eyes on us as well as on foreign.

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