‘Where did I get the money’: Malong denies corruption charges
October 15th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s former army Chief Gen. Paul Maliong Awan Anei has denied corruption charges documented against him by the Sentry, the Enough Project initiative that fights corruption in most countries in Africa.
Speaking in an exclusive interview on Kenyan TV ‘One-on-one’ program, Gen. Malong, flanked by his grandson, a rich man called Luarence Lual Malong Yor, denied all the corruption charges against him.
“Where did I get the money,?” Malong asked before adding that “they (The Sentry) will not tell us where I get the money.”
Malong further said there has not been evidence that he has money in foreign banks account saying no body has in real known whether Malong has foreign bank accounts and in which countries.
“Up to now, nobody has raised my account and in teh account, there is this and that. Which foreign account I put the money on? Which country,?” Malong said.
The former army chief further said he is not rich claiming that he only takes care of himself and his family something inconsistence with a 2017 Sentry report which accused Malong, among senior government officials, of looting.
“I am not a rich man. I am a family man. I am taking care of myself and my family,” Malong further said.
Asked about the accusations that he benefited from money laundering during his eight years tenure as governor of the then Northern Bhar Al-Ghazal State, Malong said the state of Northern Bahr Al-Ghazal is not a oil producing states saying Kenyans who live there are witness to this.
“Northern Bahr Al-Ghazal is not a oil producing state and every body knowns. There are Kenyans who are living there, there are Americans and foreigners who are living there and the South Sudanese knows it,” Malong said.
He said the Sentry might have mistaken Northern Bahr Al-Ghazal for any other South Sudanese oil producing state in their report.
“Maybe they might have mistaken it [for any other South Sudanese oil producing stater],” Malong added.