JUBA – South Sudan army has issued a statement to explain yesterday’s shooting at Hai Cinema in which an army officer who is said to be son of late SPLA commander Kerbino Kuanyin Bol resisted to be arrested triggering exchange of gunfire.
Below is the full statement by army spokesman Major-General Lul Ruai Koang!
July 6th, 2021
PRESS STATEMENT ON SHOOTOUT AT HAI CINEMA
On July 5th, 2021, R/SM. Robert Angui, popularly known as “ Mike Mike” who served at Command Unit resisted lawful orders by opening fire on Security Forces that had been sent to re-arrest him.
Robert, had committed a number of offences that included promoting himself from rank of Regimental Sergeant Major to the Rank of Colonel, attempted to murder Lt. Col. Amel Keribeno Kuanyibol as well as charges leveled against him by CID.
The suspect would be investigated and arraigned before a Military Court Marshal.
Maj Gen. Lul Ruai Koang (psc’ Eth)