Rumbek, 02 March, 2022 / 9:23 pm (ACI Africa).
Two of the six suspects in the case of the shooting of Mons. Christian Carlassare, the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, have been freed because of what the judge has termed “lack of evidence against them.”
Justice Alexander Sebur Subek who read out the decision of the High Court during the Wednesday, March 2 session announced the release of “20-year-old Mangok Chol and 30-year-old Gabriel Deng Dut”.
In a Catholic Radio Network (CRN) report about the ongoing case that was first mentioned on January 26, Justice Sebur Subek says, in reference to the two suspects, the court “has released them under 226 criminal procedures for lack of evidence against them.”
He adds, “The other four accused were charged with sections 48,55,59,72,334 and 208 Penal Code 2008 and they will be tried according to this section respectively.”
In the CRN March 2 report, Justice Sebur Subek reminded the court that “accused number five and number six confessed being guilty and Fr. John Mathiang and Samuel Makiir denied being guilty.”