Jonglei State, News

Family demands justice for son killed by SSPDF officer

By Manas James

A family of a man who was fatally shot by an SSDF officer in Bor, Jonglei State last week has appealed for justice.

Family’s representative, Michael Buol, told No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper on Friday that they are devastated by the gruesome murder of his 23-year-old nephew Akoon Deng Anyieth.

“Firstly, as a family, we want to correct information that was given about the killing. The deceased was not driving. He was footing with friends when this officer who was driving a vehicle splattered water over them,” Buol narrated.

“When he (the deceased) reacted, the officer stopped, parked his car and came and fought him subsequently shooting him dead with a pistol and then drove off.”

Mr. Buol said they are devastated by the demise of their son but that they will remain calm as the law takes its course.

He appealed that the murder case be handled without any interference.

“We are devastated. The deceased just got married. Again, this National Security Service (NSS) officer was the one who splashed water on the boys instead of apologizing when he Stopped driving, he chose to fight, remove a pistol and shot dead the boy.”

On his part, Daniel Deng Anyang, a Bor-based civil society activist, condemned the incident and called on the traffic police authorities to provide civic education to enlighten road users on traffic rules and regulations.

He urged uniformed personnel to abide by the country’s law to improve the relationship between civilians and security organs.

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