South Sudan police arrests notorious armed criminal gang in Juba

Two members of the criminal gang at one of the police stations in Juba (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

October 3rd 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The South Sudan Police Service (SSPS) said over the weekend it has arrested a criminal gang in the nation’s capital Juba according to a statement issued by the police seen by the Nyamilepedia.

“The police in Jubek State engaged a gang of night robbers at south of Jebel market, who were at their resting point during the day time. The police mobilized personnel based on intelligence report and round up the home they were residing in,” the police said in a statement seen by the Nyamilepedia.

The statement further argued that before the police wounded one suspect, the group of infamous night robbers opened fire indiscriminately, at the police operation unit, not knowing that their hideout had been surrounded all over.

“In the process and before their arrest, the suspects used different exist from behind the house not knowing the police have surrounded the place, after they identified the ambush they opened fire at the police men, Gun battle ensue where the one suspect was wounded and the police proceeded and arrested two others,” the police said in the statement.

After the police carried out an interrogative investigation into their criminal activities, the gang groups, that have been causing insecurity in Juba, admitted that they were also responsible for the death of a woman killed in Munuki neighborhood and another death of a young man murdered in cold blood during a separate incident according to the police statement.

“They gang have been terrorizing the capital city Juba and they admitted to have killed one woman in Munuki residential area and killed a young man at Mangateen in different robbery cases,” it said.

The Inspector General of Police commended the law enforcement agents for their swift intervention and urged them to continue working harder by extending their patrol operations to other areas that have experienced frequent insecurity.

“The Inspector General of Police has commended the police for their actions in the operation and is extremely proud of their bravery and selflessness. He urged them to work harder and rid the area of criminals by increasing visibility and patrol in the City,” said the statement.

For his part, the Police Spokesperson advised residents to report suspicious cases  of robbery to any nearest police check points according to the statement.

“Police Spokesperson strongly advised the public to be extra cautious and vigilant to report any suspicious activities to the nearest police station or other security agency,” it said.