Tomori, NCMP – According to a letter seen by NCMP, dated 23rd September 2020. The Secretary-General of Defunct Jonglei State condemned the barbaric act of the Police on the 19th of September, 2020. It will be noted that NCMP had earlier reported the incidence of the Police Officers that arrested and stripped 12 young men naked in Bor Town.
In his letter of condemnation of the act, he noted that the incident happened in His absence because he was on a mission journey to Juba.
“The Government of Jonglei Slate highly condemns all acts of brutality and the use of excessive force by Law enforcement officers and calls for the end of militarized policing practices in our community as well as in the entire Republic of South Sudan.”, Maibor added.
He stated in the letter that the state government of Jonglei advocates for the elimination of the use of force; conduct stringent oversight and investigations and holds individual law enforcement officers and police departments accountable for the police brutality and violence as well as other forms of policing operations that undermine the rule of law as well as protection of human rights in the State.
He further mentioned State also calls on the justice department to quickly reinstitulc its authority to investigate individual instances of police brutality as well as police departments that repeatedly violate human rights not only in Bor Town but also in other parts of the defunct State of Jonglei. He use the letter to also remind the South Sudanese masses that no one is above the law and in the same spirit, immune to prosecution.
Finally, the undersecretary condemns those treating the matter as a communal arrangement as portrayed on various media platforms. The State authorities must acknowledge the acts and apologize to those families whose relatives were brutally mistreated and severely suffered in the hands of these cruel officers.
He, therefore, broached that the state condemns once again, this act of human rights violation in the highest terms possible.
He concluded that the public should note that the matter is under thorough investigation and those accountable for the ghostly acts shall be brought to book.