3 Killed After Football Fiasco In Lakes State
Authorities in Yirol West County of Lakes state confirmed the death of three people last Thursday morning on unclear circumstances after a football match leaving an innocent girl dead.
Commissioner Makur Kulang Liei [File Photo]
By Gabriel Mayom
RUMBEK, May 6th 2012 [Gurtong]
A clash broke out in Yirol West County last Wednesday night between a football fan and the county commissioner’s bodyguard at a night club while watching football. The two were part of supporters to Manchester United and Arsenal after which they hurled insults at each other while watching a TV screen.
Tensions mounted between the three prompting some elders seated nearby to intervene.
The following day (Thursday morning), two bodyguards allied to the commissioner allegedly attacked a house and killed two people on the spot and one young girl was also reportedly killed during the crossfire.
Peter Kot, the brother to the deceased accused Yirol West County commissioner for having instructed his bodyguards to kill his brother.
“The fight between my brother and the commissioner’s bodyguard started last night while they were watching a football match in a night club. The fight resulted into commissioner’s car being destroyed by an angry mob while the bodyguard escaped. On Thursday morning these bodyguards came wearing military uniforms and immediately started shooting at my brother to death – the commissioner instructed them to do this,” Kot said.
However, the commissioner Mr. Makur Kulang Liei has since strongly denied the accusation. “I dint give an order for any shooting nor did I know what was going on – I was surprised when I heard gunshots in the morning and shortly after I was told that some people died including an underage girl – this is serious and investigations must to be done speedily to establish the truth,” the commissioner said.
Kulang said that the county’s security agencies had managed to arrest all the suspected killers and are held at Yirol West Baburzat penitentiary facility. He also promised that investigations will be done in the shortest time possible to address the tension within the county.
The Lakes state Governor Chol Tong Mayay has since sent his Deputy Governor and Security Advisor to investigate the shootings.
06/05/2012, 10:59 AM
- Posted by Yoal manyang Riek
i think commissioner is not involved in the case, if you think so how can a father of the whole county order his bodyguard to his children because they are his children, when we agree that he is the father of the whole county. please mr Commissioner you try to make sure the suspect are put in prison and they can face the laws of criminal act of 2003 that was also signed in 2005 and is currently working, which indicated that when you kill with intention to kill a person, laws say you will also be kill or face life in prison.
07/05/2012, 7:38 AM
- Posted by Agoth Abraham
That's unfortunate to have these rampant killings yet our enemies have united against us. when are we going to be knowledgeable of how important it is to be united as southerners?
Shame on those who prefer killing their innocent brothers!