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CAN THIS BE TRUE?: POLICE REPORTEDLY ARRESTS, STRIPS YOUNG MEN NAKED IN BOR TOWN

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Tomori NCMP – About twelve (12) young men were picked by Jonglei State Police Commissioner Yesterday Morning in Bor Town market at a tea place. All of them were in Bor for Business but unfortunately arrested. The arrest was made on the basis that they were niggaes; this wasn’t however confirmed before the arrest was made. Upon arrival at the Police station,  they were ordered to remove all their clothing including panties and remained naked.

This action as considered by some quarters is barbaric and shouldn’t have been done in the first place. They were subsequently beaten even before the investigation, their clothes soaked into the muddy soil; worst still, they were called names and mocked, all these done before the investigation was done.

After investigation,  they were all found not part of criminals roaming around in Bor town but innocent young men working for their families back home and for their survival. They were later released.

One would wonder, what is wrong with the police? Even if they are criminals, aren’t they supposed to investigate before making the arrest? How do you torture humans and even make them naked without prior investigations? Do we have any laws that support that kind of inhumane act?  Well, I hope people from Aweil will understand this as a security act of crime, not citizens of Jonglei or Bor in particular. 

As at the time of this report, some of those living in Bor town have already confirmed that there was nothing of that nature nor had anyone been stripped naked anywhere in town.

Although there are reports making rounds on social media that the act was committed truly. Some report says the allegations are coming out from the committee assigned to investigate sherikat’s incident and most likely not true.

Some insinuated that it was another attempt to undermine the efforts of the police; stating that it could be another tantrum and as such should be discarded in the bin explaining the police could not have done that in a sane society.

Could the police who should be in charge of protecting lives and properties be the one torturing and brutalizing them for no known reason? Many argued. 

The police belong to the people and must at all times act in the interest of the people and not against them; especially in a country governed by laws.

On another hand, there should be consequences for such action by the police force in the event that the report is found true. Also, strict measures should be placed in avoiding any such or reoccurrence (if true) of such brutality; adding that, “there’s no smoke without fire”.

Investigations are currently ongoing, and we can only hope that the truth is unveiled; coupled with due consequences if found to be true

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