Today, October 16, Governor Futuyo of WES threatened to detain Hon. Clement Juma in Yambio for his role in investigating the Governor for alleged embezzlement of the arrears of the defunct states of Tombura, Maridi and Amadi respectively.
Hon. Juma is among the committee that went to the state on October 15 to investigate the financial records of the state and report it back to the national legislative assembly. The committee was tasked to carry out this task last month. Upon arrival, the governor refused to cooperate with the committee claiming that Hon. Juma should be dropped off from the committee or else, he will kill him.
An insider within Futuyo’s circle has this evening revealed that Futuyo is planning to assassinate Hon. Juma before the committee returns to Juba. He further revealed that people should advise the MP to not sleep in his hotel room tonight and throughout the period he will be in Yambio.
Hon. Juma along with hon. Suzan Perembata in May 2023 called for the removal of the governor for inciting tribal conflict in the state and sponsoring tribal militia to destabilize the state should he be removed. As I speak, the governor has tribal militia in Tombura, Nadiangere, and Lii-Rangu areas who are a big threat not only to the civilians but to the government too in case Futuyo is removed too.
I’m calling upon the security organs of the state to provide security for Hon. Juma and the national parliament to intervene in the investigation process.
Source: Jacobcosta@gamil.com; Freelance Journalist based in Yambio