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National Security nabs four over ill audio

By William Madouk

South Sudan National Security Service has arrested four suspects, who allegedly manipulated an audio claiming it was the voice of the boss of the internal security bureau, Gen. Akol Koor Kuc.

In a statement released to the media, the internal security bureau said they have arrested individuals behind the audio recordings against the institution and its leadership.

“The ISB has conducted a thorough investigation into the matter, identified the location, and apprehended individuals responsible for perpetuating such a heinous act, the NSS statement partly reads.

The internal security bureau also revealed the names of those who allegedly masterminded the purported audio.

“The mastermind behind the audio is one Mr. Mayom Kur Mum, who worked together with Mr. Makol Atem, the husband of his elder sister, to maliciously orchestrate defamation,” it noted.

The alleged defamatory audio that became viral was circulated on social media, mainly the WASSAP platforms.

“As you have seen, together with Mr. Mawien Deng, Mr. Marial Madut, and Mr. Mayom Kur Mum’s son-in-law, Makol Atem, they carried out a heinous act of defamation,” it added.

National security further said they would open a case and present suspect to court for trial.

“As a law-abiding institution, the NSS will open a case and present these suspects to the court of law to answer for their crimes.”

A week ago, the Internal Security Bureau rubbish the concocted audio that alleged Gen. Koor was intending harm against the person and integrity of President Salva Kiir.

The audio which alleged the NSS director general, Gen. Koor hired spear masters to wish harm against the person of the President, was intercepted at the time of its wild circulation on the social media.

But David John Kumuri, NSS Director of Public Relations, Internal Security Bureau, termed the report as ‘baseless, adding that the audio was created by people who have ‘evil’ intentions toward the spy boss.

He also implored the general public to refrain from participating in such harmful propaganda, asserting that such a ‘concoction’ not only threatens the safety of the president but also undermines the country’s stability.

Mr. Kumuri stated that the national security service will ‘leave no stone unturned’ and warned of a ‘stern’ legal suit against those found guilty, should any fingerprint point to them.


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