Juba, South Sudan, May 31, 2021 – Police in Wau Town of Western Bahr el Ghazal have arrested four people directly linked to the robbery of Bishop Mathew Remijio, Nyamilepedia can report.
In late April this year, a group of thieves broke into the house of Remijio after his recent nomination as a caretaker bishop for Christian Calassare, a bishop-elect shot in the legs by unidentified gunmen in Rumbek.
The thieves made away with a laptop, $20,000, and other gadgets. A police person who spoke to Nyamilepedia anonymously because he was not authorized, said some items, including the laptop and amount worth $15,000, were recovered.
“They were arrested and taken to the Central Intelligence Department here in Wau,” he said. “They only used $5000 out of the $20,000 they stole. The authorities also recovered a laptop and other electronic gadgets,” he added.
Remijio who was appointed to temporarily appointed to oversee the welfare of the church in Rumbek had his house broken into in his absentia.
The bishop said the money stolen was the fund raised by the congregation to be sent to Calassare, who is currently on treatment in Nairobi, Kenya.
A reliable source familiar with the development told Nyamilepedia that those apprehended were, surprisingly, women.
However, attacks and looting of resources within the state have been consistent against foreigners or South Sudanese nationals brought from other states to work in Western Bahr-el-Ghazal and Lakes State.