South Sudan

Treason Suspect, Ex-Defence Chief D’Agoot, Testifies


case geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Majak D’Agoot, diagnosis allegedly said that the Minister of Interior, Aleu Ayieny Aleu, confessed to his innocence.

“Late last month, Aleu was summoned to appear before the court as a prosecution witness, but he repeatedly declined to come to the trial, until the prosecution dropped him from their list of witnesses.”

While giving his testimony, Majak d’Agoot pleaded “not guilty of all these charges the prosecution has levelled against me”.

He cited a case where he was arrested on 16 December last year and detained without being told charges ever since.

“I was visited in prison at the headquarters of the National Security Service by Interior Minister Aleu Ayieny Aleu who confirmed to me that he did not know the reasons for my arrest.”

“Up to this time, there was no clear evidence brought against me for being involved in any coup.”

At least 13 ministers were arrested following the December 15, 2013 alleged coup plot and detained at State Security headquarters, Jabel.

seven of them; Deng Alor Kuol, Gen. Gier Chuang Along, Kosti Manibe (finance), Cirino Hiteng, Madut Biar Yel, Peter Adwok Nyaba, and John Luk Jok, were freed and sent to Kenya on bail.

Pagan Amum, former SPLM secretary-general, the most prominent defendant on trial, alongside ex-deputy Defence minister, Majak d’Agoot, former army chief of staff Oyai Deng, and diplomat Ezekiel Gatkuoth were taken to court on treason charges.

Majak appeared in court yesterday to give his testimony.

The next to testify will be Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, a former ambassador to the United States of America.

(Radio Tamazuj)


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