Former petroleum minister passport confiscated

Former petroleum minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth. Photo: Reuters

Juba, June 27, 2019 (SSNA) — South Sudan’s government has seized the passport of former petroleum minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth and barred him from leaving Juba, a South Sudanese legal analyst told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) on Thursday.

The analyst, who is also a lawyer explains to the SSNA  that South Sudan National Security agents took Ezekiel’s passport and other important documents and that the agents also told the former minister that he is banned from leaving the country.

On Tuesday, President Salva Kiir said Ezekiel Lol must be investigated over questionable oil deals signed during his time as the minister of petroleum. Ezekiel has also been accused of constantly traveling to foreign countries without government knowledge.

There are rumors that Ezekiel colluded with the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai when he was the minister.

The South Sudan News Agency was also told that the political faction led by Taban has divided itself into small groups, further weakening the First Vice President political ambition. The analyst described Taban and his followers as “politically dead.”

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4 Comments. Leave new

  • Ajak Arou Mayom
    June 28, 2019 1:38 am

    Good move by the government this will serves as a warning to those who were planning to steal government money
    Kiir open your eyes now begin to investigate well only Ezekiel but other Ministers too.

  • Interesting

  • AkolDit Deng Akol
    June 28, 2019 3:12 pm

    Where is he now aday ?

  • John Chuol Wa;l
    July 1, 2019 7:30 am

    Good news for hearing that the former ministry of petroleum is entering the jail for the second time!
    My question is that, who will rescue him this time while he betrayed his former god called Dr Machar?


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