The defense team accepted the dropping of Hon. Aleu but urged the court to discard all evidence adduced before the court by him (minister). “The minister of interior as far as we know has produced the most crucial evidence that is central to the case,” the lead defense consul Monyluak Alor said after the court upheld dropping Aleu as prosecution witness.
“We think absenting himself in this manner is a great service to the defense team.” The court yesterday threatened to arrest the minister for non-compliance to summons as a prosecution witness.
The four accused; Pagan Amum, Majak D’Agot, Oyai Deng and Ezekiel Gatkouth are facing 11 charges including treason. They are accused of subverting the constitutional authority of the government and allegedly masterminding the “coup attempt” in mid-December 2013.