By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon, Juba
The authorities in Jonglei State said they would trace the assassin who murdered a clinical officer last week in Payut area of Duk County.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Mayen Akoon, the State’s Police Commissioner affirmed that his Office was aware of the incident and that they would take necessary measures to track the person and produce him before the court.
“The killing is a different case and adultery is a different case, so the killer must face the law if he is found,” he told Juba Echo in an exclusive interview, noting that the search was ongoing.
On July 27, a clinical officer identified as Mabior Manyok Ader was reportedly beaten to death in Duk area after he committed adultery, according to the locals.
But before the assassination, a report indicates that the deceased was found guilty of adultery in the customary court and that he was judged based on customary findings.
In nutshell, he was ordered to serve three months imprisonment term and pay a fine of six cows, but what transpired later isn’t yet clear.
However, Maj. Gen Mayen revealed that they were surprisingly informed after the killing occurred last week.
“The wife of that person who killed the Clinical Officer enticed into a relationship with the officer, and it was settled locally in the customary court,” he narrated.
“But what happened lastly is what I don’t know. It was just a surprise. So we are working on it to make any possible arrest,” the State Senior Police Official stated.
Maj. Gen Akook admitted that the murderer was still at large following the incident.
Payut Payam of Duk County is quite far from the State’s headquarters Bor Town where the police authorities based.
But the local authorities in Duk revealed that they were also investigating whereabouts the slayer so that he would be produced before the law.
In 2020, a civilian killed someone in the same Duk County, but run instantly and he has not been found up to now.
It is not clear how would the police authorities trace the person whose whereabouts remain a nightmare.