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Brokers Union head says 20 brokers in police detention

Author: Alhadi Hawari | Published: February 8, 2024

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The chairperson of the National Brokers’ Union said 20 members of his institution, including the secretary general, have been arrested by the police’s Criminal Investigation Department over unknown reasons.

Abraham Majok said the brokers were picked on Wednesday afternoon from their office at Konyo-Konyo market.

Mr. Majok said he does not know what crime his men might have committed to promt their arrest.

“At around 12, the CID came to us and arrested 20 of the members from the office of brokers, including the secretary general and the advisor, and we do not know the reasons and where they are being taken,” he told Eye Radio.

Majok appealed to the police leadership and in particular, the Inspector General of Police (IPG) General Atem Marol to intervene and rescue his comrades from detention.

“We urge the Inspector general to intervene because we are an independent legal body and if there a crime, we committed we have to be treated with respect according to the rules and regulations.”

“If there is a case, it will be individual, not to the level of the office. We tried to consult but could not know where they are exactly taken.”

When contacted by Eye Radio, National Police Spokesperson Major General Daniel Justin confirmed that the brokers union members have been arrested over taxes issues.

“Yes, these people were arrested, and they are currently in the Northern Police Division they have a case concerning taxes and it is being investigated, yes they are arrested but there no many details.”

Brokers are individuals or firms who act as intermediaries between investors and clients.

They act as agents for customers and charge the customer a commission for his/her services.

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