South Sudan controversial cabinet minister Lomuro threatens lawsuit against US, Facebook ‘terrorists’

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JUBA – South Sudan’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs Martin Elia Lomuro has threatened to take the United States government and those he termed as social media ‘terrorists’ to court after a Kenyan court issued a ruling in which his frozen Kenyan accounts were restored after months-long court battle.

Last June, the Kenya Asset Recovery Agency was ordered by the country’s high court to ban Mr. Lomuro from accessing his account at Cooperative Bank of Kenya on allegations that he was involved in money laundering. Almost half a million dollars were frozen in what Lomuro termed as hostile acts from the United States.

Speaking after winning the court case, Lomuro threatened to take the United States, as well as social media activists, to unidentified international court for tarnishing his image before his community.

“I will take the US to the international court of law and no one should threaten me. I know who I am nobody has some riffraff’s around threatening me no. I have community and I can’t be ashamed in front of [them],” Lomuro said, according to City Review.

“My community has a history of liberation and there is no history in the Pugulu community where a leader has been accused of theft. I am the chairman of the community and I must maintain that standard and I will take on anybody including the US believe me,” he stressed.

The South Sudanese senior government official said he was confident from the onset that he will win the court case because he believe he was innocent against the charges brought forth by the Kenyan court, threatening to take social media activists to court.

“And those cybercriminals and social media terrorists should consult the law…if you publicize my name for political gains, you should know that I will be hereafter you. For my political foes, cybercriminals, and social media terrorists who celebrated the ARA allegations against me, update your records that I have nothing to do with money laundering, corruption, and financial criminal or otherwise” he warned.

“The intention of the non-UN neocolonialist sanctions is to damage my personal reputation and my political career beyond repair,” he added.

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