JUBA – Hotels in South Sudan’s capital city, Juba should start sprucing up their security systems and revamping safety measures following the killing of a woman with his boyfriend at Bedouin Lounge’s parking lot near Pyramid Hotel on Wednesday in Juba, a state top official said.
The man identified as National Security Service Capt. Longar Akok killed his wife identified as Becky and a police officer after the two have been allegedly engaged in extramarital affairs for some time.
The incident occurred at around 8:30 PM on Wednesday.
Central Equatoria State Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony directed hotels never to allow any unauthorized personnel holding harmful tools to enter their premises.
Anthony said this will deter inhumane acts of such kind from happening in the future.
“As a consequence of these repeated murders in the City, the Governor has directed the Hotel Proprietors to beef up their security checks in their respective premises by not allowing any unauthorized personnel holding harmful tools to enter their premises in order to deter such inhumane acts by some defiant members of the society,” a statement issued by the governor’s office said on Thursday.
It said Governor Anthony condemned killing in the strongest terms possible.
“Following yesterday’s shooting by some already identified elements that has culminated into instant loss of two people in Bedouin Lounge-Juba, Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony has condemned in the strongest terms possible the killing,” it said.
It urged Juba City Council and all security agencies to beef up security in the city to prevent incidents of such kind from happening in the future.
“Governor Adil further also directs the leadership of Juba City Council and all security agencies in the State to affect this directive immediately and urges the General public to be vigilant and on the lookout for these thugs who have made it a habit of killing people.”