Detained South Sudanese’s files forwarded to State for counsel


 AMURU Following their arrest last week for masterminding the Omugo refugee camp riot, Arua Police say it has forwarded case files to Resident State Attorney (RSA) for advice.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Josephine Angucia confirmed the files referral to TND News, adding that the nine suspects were still under Police detention.

Once sanctioned by RSA, the suspects will appear before Grade One Magistrates Court in Arua.

SP Angucia said the suspects she declined to identify their particulars were charged with threatening violence and causing malicious damage.

West Nile Police mouthpiece, SP Angucia

Arua district refugee desk officer in the Office of the Prime Minister Solomon Osakana, told this news website that the situations at the camp have since normalized and plans are underway to distribute food aids.

Fredrick Steward Ndema, support staff at the camp said the refugees are reluctant to cooperate and work with humanitarian agencies saying they cannot work with empty stomach.

“The situation at the camp is back to normal but the refugees are reluctant to work with agencies claiming they cannot work on “empty stomach”, Ndema says.

On the 24 May 2018, refugees at Omugo refugee camp in Arua district protested over delayed food distribution by World Food Program and other humanitarian agencies which they claim had delayed for days.

That riot, led to vanishing of tarpaulins, wheelbarrows, hand-hoes, among others. However, those stolen items were recovered by Police.

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