Committee formed to probe Kajo-Keji killing

Committee formed to probe Kajo-Keji killing
The Governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony. [Photo: Courtesy]

The Central Equatoria State government has formed a committee to probe the killing of a soldier and three civilians in Kiri Boma, Kajo Keji County.

The fact-finding five-member security committee is led by Central Equatoria State’s Minister for Peace Building, Francis Gerald.

“Emmanuel Adil Anthony, through a Gubernatorial Order No.14/2022 has instituted a fact findings Security Committee led by the State Minister of Peace Building, Francis Gerald, to spearhead an independent investigation into the killing of a Soldier and a three (3) Civilians in Kiri Boma of Kajo-Keji county,” the statement from the office of the governor read.

The governor directed the committee to investigate the motive behind the killings, establish claims of the arrest of civilians by SSPDF, identify perpetrators of the alleged crime and identify the bereft families of the three civilians.

The committee is expected to report back to the governor within seven working days.

“The committee is expected to) instantly submit its independent findings to Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony within seven working days from the date of commencement of the mandate as is expected to kick off soon,” the statement continued.

Call to probe

The youths identified as Sevia Yamba Lominsuk, 18, Justin Lisok Lominsuk, 16, and Taka Igga Wani, 38, were reportedly killed by SSPDF on May 26, 2022, in Kiri Boma, Kangapo Payam.

It is claimed that the shooting came after the body of a soldier was discovered at Itorogwe village. However, the cause of the soldier’s death was not established.

On Wednesday, the national assembly formed a five-member committee to investigate the killing of three young men in Kajo Keji County.

The area MPs called for the release of two youth, a woman, a baby, and the sister of the two boys killed, who were claimed to have been detained in the army barracks.