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Former Wau state minister jailed over corruption


September 20, 2017 (WAU) - A former minister of agriculture in South Sudan’s Wau state has been arrested and jailed by security officials.

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A group of activists holding a demo against corruption in South Sudan (Thenile)

James David, currently the commissioner for state headquarters, was arrested by security officials for his alleged involvement in corruption.

James, according to the state minister for information, David John Pons was implicated after two tractors disappeared.

The commissioner was arrested over graft after local leaders of Udici county reported that two of their tractors went missing when Joseph was the agriculture minister, Pons said Wednesday.

“According to the investigation committee formed after the disappearance of two tractors among the 1000 tractors donated by the president of which Wau state was given 20 tractors,” he added.

The ex-minister’s arrest came when government lifted his immunity.

The former governor of Wau state, Andrea Mayar Acho reportedly ordered for the arrest of the commissioner for the alleged graft case.


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  • 21 September 2017 00:28, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    The South Sudanese public have now 🔓 open their 👀 eyes wider! Where we’re you? This is a good lesson to those held accountable in mismanaging public liability, well done folks keep it up and we will 😱 😱 fear you.

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    • 21 September 2017 00:36, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      "👌 Uhuu mack":@ :-SS \m/ :-SS (u) :-?

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  • 21 September 2017 04:59, by Kush Natives

    Ah ah ah ah ah! What’s this? Those tractors were given to the states for the agricultural sector not sale. Omg, this is exactly what James Gatduel in 2012 during Panthou war, he sold 45 landcruiser Toyota. Now, Mr. David learned the hard way. Nice try anyway, stop your long hands on sensitive stuffs. Good from Wau people uh.

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    • 21 September 2017 10:00, by Dalta Cirea

      Kush, what was the consequence faced by Gatduel for selling 45 Lancruser in 2012 in Panthou? to prove your statement

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  • 21 September 2017 13:35, by John Head

    A former minister of agriculture in Wau state should not be arrrested because, if the corruptees are to be arrested, it should have started from the 75 politicians who stolen 4billions USD in 2012.all the governors are supposed to be arrested and face the law for scandaling public fund.release the former minister or arrest everyone involve including the president and his entire cabinets.

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