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S. Sudan: five arrested over police officer’s death


December 2, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan police have arrested five suspects in connection with Saturday’s murder of Mustapha Tito Acuil, an officer attached to the customs department at Juba airport.

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South Sudan Police officers on patrol (UN photo)

“Five people have been arrested. They are suspected to have played a role because they were the last people found to have communicated with him”, said Abraham Mayuat, a police commissioner in Central Equatoria state.

"We found this through telephone numbers," he further told Sudan Tribune.

The senior police officer neither revealed the identities of those arrested nor what prompted police to zero on the five suspect.

The deceased, a son of South Sudan’s former police chief, was found dead in his own vehicle, which was set ablaze by those who carried out the brutal act.

It is still unclear as to what led to his death, though security agents have promised thorough investigations into the matter.

"We have lost one of our own in a brutal cold-blooded murder," police spokesperson Col. James Monday said Tuesday.

He called for justice against the perpetuators, once identified.

Although, no statement has been released by the deceased’s family, police say they were in touch with relatives, stressing that it was every citizen’s right to demand official investigation into such matters.

"Obviously the government is concerned. There is already a sense of anguish at what happened,” said Pieng Deng Kuol, the country’s inspector general of police.

“We are in contact with the family. They have requested a thorough investigation and as their rights, they have asked us to bring to book those who are involved in the death and the consequent issues that followed”, he added in a interview on Tuesday.


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  • 3 December 2013 09:12, by tootke’bai-ngo

    What an injustice? Why arrest randomly those who talked to the deceased just because they phoned him, those suspects must be his poor old friends who use to chats to him and still talks to him before that horrible Sunday.
    Accussing them just to find who did it is not a justice, the real person who have committed this cold blooded act might be one of those untouchable guys out there.

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  • 3 December 2013 09:32, by Morthon Akol

    I do agree with Hon. Minister Aleu Ayeny that governors are not doing well in term of giving service to the people especially security of the people.

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  • 3 December 2013 10:18, by KUR AYUAIREEECH

    The venerable poor inocents are cought when they are not the really killers.
    God , spare them because calling the victim is not a concret evident to prosecute them.
    although they are part of the investigation.
    Mustafa RIP .
    Your blood will haunt your assailants.

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  • 3 December 2013 11:13, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The five arrested officers connecting to mudered of Mustapha Acuil are not really killers, Mustapha has friends whom they can talked with but those people cannot be suspects. How can police acknownledged these are kiilers?
    Police is trying to distance its away from finding culprits,
    Mustapha has been killed through money and attrocities made by his father during his spectorial times are followin

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  • 3 December 2013 11:38, by Uncle J

    Fake muslim by the name Mustafa, poor him I guess Alah would give him a key to go to Muslims heaven.

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  • 3 December 2013 12:15, by Manyiel Quol Mach

    Poor lil Tito jr rip, any way to connect the dot this killing style is a work of a mufia group or master-minder who when to erase the evidence of heinous crime they all commited as a team. So they are killing each other’s and you going to hear more horrific killing coming on the way. The master in crime don’t when to leave the living witness behind who may be attempt to confess and reveal all —

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    • 3 December 2013 12:29, by Manyiel Quol Mach

      Con, the killing the carrying out in the name of the master. The huge sums amount of money flying in Juba looking for witness to come forward is at temptation for them. Pls stop killing and finishing each other’s we take you as a whole. And to those who are at risk in the hand of the master pls watch out or pledge for your safety. We need you for the sake you did not commited that crime

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  • 3 December 2013 13:00, by chol

    Those police officers are innocent.Police is under pressure to make arrest to please his father and mr Kiir.people are dying daily in Juba with no arrest,but this case is special because he was former police chief son and that what you call double standard.Police supposed to protect all citizens equally.
    Chol Y

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  • 3 December 2013 13:43, by Uncle J

    unless they introduce what we call forensic testing wherever the murdering take place, by analyzing samples from the scene they can get the murderer instead of relying on eyewitnesses always. Juba is in red zone where people live by luck that’s why I will never come to Juba and live there permanently

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  • 3 December 2013 14:48, by dude

    Those police are very stupid. I am sure the killers are not those guys who have been arrested. The killers will never revealed themselves buy calling the deceased person. Those are close friends of the deceased. They are suspects until proven guilty. What the government need to do is to restore the security in the city that and surveillance cameras need to be restored in the sensitive areas.

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    • 3 December 2013 15:13, by Kikiji longiro

      Dear All,
      The majority of our responsible people found simple killed or dead in South Sudan are those killed by those who want his/her position not by their really enemies.
      This system of SPLA/M is a system of hunting down then come up from that zero square.
      Tomorrow you will see a Dinka or a Nuer in that position. Then, who are you going to blame as a killer of innocents.

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      • 3 December 2013 17:27, by Nyesi Ta

        Lawlessness must have no place in our country in the 1st place, but because of lack security policies these killings will continue unabated. The killings started by those officers in Yambio, the doctor in Yei,, the journalist in Juba, etc., and we always hear arrests and hear no justice delivered. We need justice for all those killed, but nothing short of (J).

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  • 4 December 2013 00:44, by SPLA

    A quote from Animal farm: "All animals are equal but some are more equal than othere" This is indicative of what is happening in S.S. A lot of killings in Juba and Nimule including Jongoli states are swept under the carpet without invesitigation by Police. WHY IS IT THAT SOME TRIBES OR FAMILIES HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND FOR JUSTICE AND OTHERS DON’T? Such double standarda is very unfortunate for S.S

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    • 4 December 2013 01:19, by chol

      You might be from idiots Equatorial how can you not know The state of Jonglei the most populous state in a country.It,s not jongoli you stupid.We brought freedom to you.
      Chol Y

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      • 4 December 2013 06:11, by SPLA

        Chol tell me which battalion did you fight or represent during the liberation war you mother fucker? You primitive dog Dinka. I’m more civilised than you what do you know? I feel sorry for you go back to school.

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  • 4 December 2013 02:06, by Gabriel KK

    Killing corrupt/unwanted government officials or their next of kin is not a way forward and must be stop. Change comes through ballot only not.

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