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Lakes Governor ‘won’t authorize the release of three chiefs’

Author : | Published: Monday, December 2, 2013

The Lakes state caretaker governor says he will not authorize the release of three chiefs detained last month, unless they reveal the whereabouts of people accused of killing in their areas.

The three chiefs were arrested for allegedly refusing to cooperate with the state government in handing over accused killers.

Caretaker governor, Matur Chut told Eye Radio that the chiefs will be released only when culprits are brought to book.

“One of the chiefs refused to hand over the person who killed a student,” Mr. Chut described. “We asked him to handover that person, but he failed to do so.”

“These chiefs deliberately refused to bring the culprits and they also refused to cooperate with the commissioner, which resulted in the fight.”

Last week, the Lakes state government condemned a new wave of revenge killings in the state – and called upon civilians to seek justice only through the legal courts.

The state government deployed police and the SPLA as a joint force to monitor all cattle camps and towns.

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