Committee Arrives In Torit To Probe Governor Lobong

This article was last updated on May 25, 2022

The governor has been accused of supporting militia activities but refuted the accusation and vowed to resign his position if found guilty.

A month ago, EES’ Assembly Business Committee of the Legislative Assembly urged the National Council of States to urgently form a neutral committee to probe the allegations.

The Committee from Juba is expected to leave for Kapoeta on Friday 9 to start probing work on Governor and his accuser Michael Losike Lokerui, a state legislator representing Kapoeta East County.

The Committee is led by General Hon. John Moswa Maganza while Hon. Dr. Vigil Modi Jima is the Secretary.  

“Actually we are going to Kapoeta, the home of Governor and Michael Losike to hear from them and the local population because they (natives) know better than outsiders about the accusations,” said Modi. 

The committee has already met Lobong in his office in Torit according to Modi.

As part of investigation, Dr. Modi said panel questioned the Governor Lobong on whether he (Governor) was aware of presence of militia groups in his state particularly in Kapoeta and whether illegal mining existed now and during the war.

According to Dr. Modi, the Governor admitted that there has been illegal mining in the state but has already written an order to ban it.

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