Abraham Chol in perfect health, says Juba prison

Abraham Chol in perfect health, says Juba prison

The administration of National Prison Services at Juba Central Prison has given an assurance that the self-proclaimed prophet Abraham Chol (pictured) is in good health condition.

Last week, Chol’s family lamented that his health condition was deteriorating after spending nearly 30 days on hunger strike demanding his release or that he be charged in a court of law.

Maj Gen Anthony Oliver Legge, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of National Prison Services, stated that the report he received from the administrator of Juba Central Prison indicated that Abraham Chol is fine.

“I inquired from the administration [and I found out that he is okay]. He has no problems, but if he is sick, he should be treated. [Though the information I got is that he is okay, ” Oliver told The City Review yesterday in a telephone interview.

“If there is a case of illness, he will be given a chance to get treatment because he has rights. We have a dispensary within the prison. If the situation is worsening, then he will be taken to another place, ” he said.

The younger brother of the self-proclaimed prophet, Peter Makol, alleged that the situation of his brother had been worsening since September 15,  2021, and that the administration of the prison denied them access to him for more than 45 days.

The arrest warrant for Chol was issued by a public prosecutor in Central Equatoria State, instructing any police personnel on duty to arrest him.

Last year, the court sentenced  Chol to one month’s imprisonment for defying the presidential directive against holding a religious gathering.

Chol who owns Cush International Church was held at Gudele 2 Police Station where he was charged with five counts contrary to the sections of the law were 177 of the Penal Code which talks about a public nuisance, section 245 which covers criminal intimidation by him, and section 116 for refusing to answer public servant questions.