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S.Sudan’s upper house finishing investigating governor over training armed group


November 14, 2012 (JUBA) - An investigation into allegations that the Governor of Eastern Equatoria State, Louis Lobong Lojore, is training an armed militia group separate from South Sudanese army (SPLA), will end soon an official told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

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John Mosua MP, who chairs investigation committee set up by the Council of States -the upper house of South Sudan Legislative Assembly - to investigate the Governor’s alleged links to militia groups, said his team has almost finished its work but did not give a date for the publication of the findings.

He also did not indicate whether they had found evidence supporting the claims, which were initially made by Michael Losike, a member of the Council of States, representing Kapoeta East County.

The six-member inestigation committee is based in Eastern Equatoria State capital, Torit. It has met with Lobong and other people accused of involvement. The team was appointed by the and was expected to complete its work within a month.

"We are also almost completing all the processes. We went to the state two weeks ago and have we are able to hold meeting with different officials including Governor Louis Lobong himself. We also met and talked to those mentioned in the report of the Council of States", Mosua said.

He said the house constituted a committee made up of legislators from other states in South Sudan to investigate, whether there is a militia being trained in in greater Kapoeta.

Losike told the house in September that Governor Louis Lobong Lojore had opened training center for militia group in the area with intention to destabilize the Greater Kapoeta area. Losike’s allegations, which also involve Governor Lojore’s wife, have been strongly denied. Governor Lobong has said he would resign if found guilty.

The motives behind the accusations remain unclear though some government officials in the state level of government and Juba links to long political difference between the Governor and Losike.


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  • 15 November 2012 08:06, by ngomrom

    Losike, you are the first in Equatoria to kill the charector of our prominent mamber of the state but we as Equatorian we will be the last to train mittias you know how understanding we are.we are the model to other states
    Thanks Ngomrom

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    • 15 November 2012 08:30, by Sir King

      Surely, let them train more and get rid of this fake cattle keeper who doesn’t know how to rule mankind. He deserved to sit under his mother tukul. The man is weak to the extent he can not even lead cattle camp. Sorry indeed. Why should God punish South Sudanese again through Kiir Kuethpiny. Ci piny kueth ok kaya!

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      • 15 November 2012 12:09, by okucu pa lotinokwan

        Trainingg armed group does not means for destorying some community,Losike should be aware that the case of border with sudan is unsolved.
        The investigation team shoulh not be buyers in their final report giving,and it is not for the first time that kind of rumous specially in Eastern Equatoria reported,the strongest commander Mubutu Mete was acused faultly some yrs but at last he was very inocen

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      • 15 November 2012 22:50, by panom lualbil

        SIR KING?
        You must be son of or an anyagate to called Mr PRESIDENT WEAK. When he was the ones who brought your ppl [nuers] out of slavery from Arabs. When your fake muslim [RIEK MACHAR] was busy with MR OMER sucking his dick. Fool, you should be ashame of urselves talking about DINKAS when they defeated you [nuer] and Arabs. You forgot about civil-war?

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    • 15 November 2012 09:08, by Man alone

      Mr.Ngongyom,I understand how you feel but let me remind you that South Sudan is a multiethnic,cultural and relgious state,which is our strength,hence suggesting one’s own region,tribe and culture as the best over others is quiet unfortunate and can be labelled as the source that instigate instability and prevailing grave misconceptions between and among our great communities.

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      • 15 November 2012 13:36, by ngomrom

        it is not that i am against any tribe or region, but this is the tru we Equatorian hates voilence and love being one withought discremination and this is what we are and i would be more happy if all others could copy the same
        Thanks Ngomrom

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  • 15 November 2012 08:36, by Alier De Jok

    I’m not surprise about the allegation surrounding governor lobong. South Sudan has lost so many leaders in eastern equatoria with recent murder of police commissioner on his way back to Torit. I urge southern to vigilant enough avoid such evil act and if the allegation is true he should be charge with treason as far the 2011 draft constitution of south Sudan said.

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    • 15 November 2012 09:18, by Abyei Soil

      I think the people of South Sudan have many things in mind to do rather than chaos all the way to development of this Nation. Those who still finger pointing with baseless evidence are still far to touch the truth of South Sudan. We made to be in peace not in such characters any more.

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    • 15 November 2012 10:21, by Lokorai

      Don’t just jump to any conclusion yet; Michael is your stooge and will pay for his sins! He has embarrassed all Equatorians and EE in particular for his wild allegations.
      Etooni Losike Lekerui Lotume, etooniiiiii!

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  • 15 November 2012 10:28, by Good Citizen

    the so called Losike is a loser.he cannot differentiate between the traditional cattle raiders and his supposed armed militias.in fact he has no case actually, other than his motive to tarnish the image of the state and that of the governor.now it has been found that there are no militia of any sort, what is he going to do with his lies ? Greater Equatoria is not a War-like region.it’s a peaceful.

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    • 15 November 2012 13:59, by Samuel Malual

      Militency is not new in Eastern Equatoria. This is true.maybe he has suspended training activities simply because of security detection.

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  • 15 November 2012 14:25, by Maguen

    Mr.Man and Mr.Ngomron I think what each of you are saying are true facts,But I want to tell you that the fact is, we Equatorians love peace.One member of the South Sudan community
    asked me why is peace in Equatoria.I answered him because equatorians love peace.You do not need somebody to create peace for you,It is you to make the peace for your self.
    What Losike created is liar against Lobong.

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  • 15 November 2012 14:34, by Maguen

    Equatorians will only go for rebel activities when things are completely out of hand because they are people who understand better and these are facts whether you deny or agree.If other tribes in South were like them,nothing bad would happen now.Because we fought for it and we shd not be deceived by devils.We shd be able to distinguish enemy amidst us but not create liars against us.

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