Kuel Aguer’s complainant to testify in court

By Tereza Jeremiah Chuei

The Judges and Kuel Aguer’s defense Lawyer, Kiir Chol Deng yesterday finished the cross examination of the police investigator’s findings and the complainant is expected to testify in court on October 24th and 25th.

The special high court will now be expecting testimony from the complainant delegated by government as the accuser in the case on the twenty-fourth and twenty fifth of this month.

Direct accuser is the government represented by the Ministry of Interior, in which the Inspector General of the Police (IGP) authorized a Police officer to present the case at the court.

Meanwhile, the penal of jury handling Kuel court case comprised high court Judges; Douth Kulang Bichiok, Obac Dengyony Anyong and Someya Salieh.

The penal of judges and Defense Lawyer of Kuel Aguer, the accused former governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal Governor have cross-examined the police investigator’s evidence presented to the court.

Speaking to Journalist after yesterday’s session, Kiir Chol said that, “we have just finished the cross examination of the police officer and we are expecting the next session on the twenty-fourth and the twenty-fifth which would be the complainant testimony to be taken”.

During the cross examination, Kuel Aguer’s defense lawyer has continued to deny charges brought against his client.

Earlier on during the second court hearing, the defense lawyer had requested the Court to allow his client (Kuel) be accessed by his lawyers and family members.

Meanwhile, at the third session the court affirmed that access has been granted for the Kuel’s legal defense team and his family to visit him.

Kuel is being charged of five offences against the State, including subverting constitutional government, insurgency, banditry, sabotage, or terrorism and causing disaffection among defense forces.

The evident submitted by the prosecution board to court included online publications, post-video, audio, recorded testimony, expert opinion, impounded exhibits and digital evidence, as well as websites, declarations and distributed circular.

The accused Kuel was arrested on second August 2021 for Co. Founding the People’s Coalition for Civil Action (PCCA) a group that called for peaceful protests across the country on August 30th 2021, to force the Transitional government to step down.

Among the accused group were Abraham Awonlich, Rajab Muhandis, Wani Michael, Jame David Kolok, Manas Mathiang and Daniel Makau.

The six members are being tried in their absentia with only Kuel Aguer that continued to appear before the court.

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