Five people detained in connection with the attack on the Bor bishops.
The police have detained five people in connection with the attack on a group of Episcopal Church of South Sudan (ECSS) bishops in Bor town, Jonglei State.
On January 22, an armed youth gang loyal to a rival bishop assaulted Bishop Moses Anur and two other ECSS Jonglei internal province colleagues at St. Peter’s Church in Bor’s Langbar region.
“We caught five individuals in the assault on the bishops. “The arrest was made on February 16,” deputy state police commissioner Brig. Gen. Chol Deng Achiek said Tuesday. “They’re accused of armed robbery and attempted murder.
He said the investigations are finished and the suspects would be arraigned shortly.
“We finished looking into those 5 suspects.” “We will refer this matter to the prosecutor, who will subsequently bring it to court,” he stated.
The secretary of St Peter’s Church, Jok Majak, wants the accused brought to court to explain what occurred.
The thugs arrived at our property, began shooting and assaulting us, stole our phones, and wrecked a church car. “No one, whether a politician or a citizen, should interfere with their case,” Majak stated.
The archbishop of the ECSS Jonglei internal province, Moses Anur, hailed the arrest but claimed he had not been formally notified.