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South Sudan’s FVP’s office denies assaulting young lady

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June 28, 2017 (JUBA) - The office of South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai on Wednesday dismissed media reports that its security guards assaulted a young lady in the country’s capital, Juba on Saturday.

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Aring, a woman beateb by the presidential guards of the FVP Taban Deng Gai on 26 June 2017 (ST Photo)

Tinna Ariing Madut was reportedly dragged out of her car and beaten by the security guards who accused her of bad driving near Gai’s residence.

It all happened when Madut allegedly approached a check point at the First Vice President’s residence while driving a vehicle with full lights on.

Lam Chuol, the First Vice-President spokesperson, said their preliminary reports showed Madut was under influence of alcohol.

“According to the investigation, Tinna came around 3:00 am from a night club near the residence of the first vice president, so she was asked by the security to dim the lights but in the process when she was being asked, she became agitated because she was intoxicated,” Chuol said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

He, however, claimed none of the guards at the check point beat up Madut.

According to Chuol, injuries inflicted on the lady resulted from an attempt to jump out of a car she drove at the time of the incident.

“Ms. Tinna is welcome to initiate legal proceeding in the courts of law against these said security personnel who, if found guilty, are not immune to facing the full extent of the law,” stressed the statement.

The First Vice-President’s office, however, renewed its commitment to continued cooperation with the media, but encouraged media houses to refrain from “tabloid type reporting” and instead continue to practice professionalism with independence.

(ST)

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  • 29 June 2017 06:59, by Sunday Junup

    You should tell the truth, she is lucky that you did not rap her because of your Culture. She has no right to call you Nuerwew even though you deserve it

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    • 29 June 2017 09:41, by Midit Mitot

      Hhahahahaha Juba silent killing, South Sudanese citizens will smell it bitter on Juba regime, kill and deny,torturing and deny,robbing and deny, raping and deny, murder and deny, what a foke government is this!

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  • 29 June 2017 08:00, by Gabriel KK

    Her face shows she was clearly beaten.

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  • 29 June 2017 11:45, by lomure

    I don’t know, is it a sin to say we are wrong and ask forgiveness from this poor lady than to manufacture this nake lie. which court are u talking about or which law in this lawless nation that you gangs of ss have left to be executed.the current regime have destroyed everything that bind this country even women.

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  • 29 June 2017 13:15, by Bunsen Burner

    The courts are packed with hey stack of cases unattended to due to strike by the judges. Where can this woman find justice? Tinna, you are lucky your case managed to appear in the media, what about those who were raped, tortured, killed, forcefully displaced? It started from the outside, it will end in the inside - the house of the president!

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  • 29 June 2017 13:18, by The Undisputed Man Akimbo

    FVP Gen Taban Deng"s guards are well trained they should not done such terrible acts.

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