South Sudanese singer faces deportation after illegally killing wild animals in Uganda

Dead Antelopes in an undisclosed location. Photo: Images

Juba, January 12, 2019 (SSNA) — A South Sudanese singer is facing deportation after he killed two Antelopes in northern Uganda, the Kampala-based Independent newspaper reports.

The paper says the South Sudanese musician who goes by the name Samuel Taban Wajaras illegally entered Uganda and then killed animals in a conservation area and that the singer was caught by Ugandan soldiers based in Lamwo district.

Lamwo Resident District Commissioner James Nabinson Kidega was quoted as saying Samuel hunting trip was illegal and that he is liable for his actions.

The singer was caught having an SMG assault rifle with 16 rounds of ammunition, according to UPDF 4th Division spokesman Caesar Olweny.

The South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) understands that the singer was visited by a South Sudan’s delegation in December last year and asked Ugandan authorities to release the singer. The SSNA was told that the Uganda police has recently become critical of South Sudanese living in Ugandan, accusing them of being “ignorant” of Ugandan laws.

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