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Corruption: Audit chamber demands own court

Author : | Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The General Audit-Chamber says it needs its own court to deal with corruption cases within the government.

It says cases are not properly handled in the ordinary courts, arguing that the public prosecution has dismissed many corruption cases well investigated by the chamber, citing lack of enough evidence.

“We want the expedition system, and therefore, I still insist that it’s necessary. We have experienced public prosecution which is not very nice,” said Steven Wondu, the Auditor General, during a public lecture yesterday on Assessing Anti-Corruption, Accountability and Transparency Measures in South Sudan.

Mr Wondu cited an example in which his chamber investigated four suspects on the recommendation of the national director for taxation.

“We investigated and we reported to the taxation department. The taxation department writes to the public prosecutor, that they need charges preferred against this four individuals, copy it to me. After few weeks, the public prosecutor writes back to the director of taxation, copied to me, something that they have quashed the case because of insufficiency of evidence,” he said.

“That is why we want our own private institution and our own court.” The lecture was organized by the Sudd Institute.

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