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Achai Wiir over stays detention period

By Kidega Livingstone


A businesswoman and philanthropist, Achai Wiir has over stayed under police detention than legal required period of time, without trial.

Achai Wiir allegedly committed several offences that compelled the police to take action of arresting her over a week, ago.

Though the legal period of detaining a suspect in custody is 24 or 72 hours, National Police Spokesperson, Maj. Gen. Daniel Justin told No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper that investigations into Achai Wiir case are not yet completed.

“It was last week when she was arrested and detained. It’s now going to days since she was arrested by the police; she is still in police custody, and the investigation is ongoing,” Maj. Gen. Justin told No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper on Tuesday.

According to the police spokesperson, the suspect is under police custody and will be taken to court after completion of the investigations but he is not certain of the duration.

“The case will go to court through their lawyers. The court hearing will start after the completion of the investigation because a team of police launched the investigation after her arrest,” he stated.

Despite social media unpalatable speculations against the gaudy business tycoon, the police spokesperson declined to disclose her accuser.

The police have preferred charges of criminal misappropriation, defamation, and assault or criminal force without provocation, against Achai Wiir, relevant with South Sudan’s 2008 Penal Code.

“She is charged under Criminal Code; Article 246 (Criminal Misappropriation), Article 289 (Defamation), and Article 225 (Assault or Criminal Force without Provocation),” the police spokesperson cited.

Achai Wiir came under public scrutiny after her former friend, Sora Jima, took to social media, posting videos that go viral with wild allegations of unsocial conducts.

It’s not clear whether the police have also apprehended Sora in the scoop of investigation.

Who is Achai Wiir?

Achai Wiir is a businesswoman and philanthropist who has given her life to support the suffering population, not only in Juba but in entire country.

She once donated food and non-food items to various orphanages in Juba, and in 2022 she also did the same to the flood-affected population in Mangalla Payam.

Achai Wiir also provided many People with Disabilities (PWDs) with wheelchairs and motorbikes for easy movement.




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