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NSS arrests 4 suspects behind audio instigating rift between DG and Kiir

Author: Elsheikh Chol Ajeing | Published: June 25, 2023

David John Kumuri, Director of Public Relation at National Security Service/Photo by Awan Moses. 12.06.2023

The Internal Security Bureau of the National Security Service said it has arrested four suspects in connection with an audio recording purporting that the Director-General intends to harm the president.

David John Kumuri, ISB Director of Public Relations said they arrested the suspects in Tonj South County of Warrap State on Saturday June 24.

In a press statement on the Saturday, Kumuri said the accused men confessed to the crime of defamation against General Akool Kuur.

The names of the suspects are identified as Mayom Kur Mum and his inlaw Makol Atem, Mawien Deng, and Marial Madut.

According to the statement, the suspect will be produced in a court of law.

“As promised the Internal Security Bureau has conducted Thorley investigation into the matter, identified as you have seen, located and apprehended the individual responsible for perpetrating such heinous act against our respectable institution,” said NSS spokesperson Kumuri while speaking to reporters in Tonj South County last evening.

On his part, Tonj South County Commissioner Marko Agor urged the youth and intellectuals who visit the area not to use the local for their political gain

“I urged all the youth and intellectuals to avoid such criminal activites because we should come to the village to teach our people how to stay in peace,” Agor said.

“But to mislead them and share with them the activities that endanger their lives and also destroy the image of the community is not good. So as government we strongly condemn this criminal act and it should stop.”

On June 13, the Internal Security Bureau responded to the suspicious audio clip widely circulated online.

It described the perpetrators as adversaries with the intent to create a rift between the Director General and the president.



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