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Police ‘deserter’ kills brother near Yambio

Author: Garang Abraham Malaak | Published: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Aerial view of a similar village near Yambio

Police in Western Equatoria State have apprehended an officer who allegedly shot and killed his brother earlier this week near Yambio town.

A man identified as Simon Musa reportedly murdered his 18-year-old sibling – John John – on Monday evening at a Payam called Bangasu, 30 miles north of Yambio town.

Musa, a sergeant in the National Police Service, is suspected to have deserted his duty station in Juba.

According to the Police Commissioner in Yambio, witnesses say a quarrel ensued between the brothers before the fatal shooting.

“The police went to the scene of the crime and they arrested the suspect together with the weapon he used to commit the crime,” Maj.-Gen. James Monday confirmed to Eye Radio.

He added that the suspect is currently under police custody. The motive behind the killing is not yet known.

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