Former Minister Of Labour Under House Arrest
The former Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resources Development in Lol State is under house arrest awaiting investigations on alleged claims of embezzlement.
By Agoth Abraham
AWEIL, March 03, 2017, [Gurtong]- Manoon Aleu Jok was relieved from his position as a Minister on February 2nd 2017 following the disappearance of government money that was over 800,000 South Sudanese Pounds last year.
He is also being accused of having sold five government vehicles to Sudanese traders operating in Raja.
According to Hon. William Wel Deng who is part of the investigation team, the government is carrying out investigations through the help of the State’s Attorney General and State judiciary officials.
Wel told Gurtong on Friday that the accused former minister will be under house arrest until he is officially cleared ‘not guilty’ of the allegations by the committee.
Manoon was appointed to that ministry mid last year before he was relieved by the Governor in February this year along with the State Security Advisor to the Governor and the Political Advisor on the same date without specified reasons.
Despites several attempts to get reaction from Manoon, all attempts to reach him were unsuccessful.