Breaking: South Sudan Police Chief, Pieng Deng, Downplays Arrests

Pieng Deng Kuol Arop taking oath before president Salva Kiir after his appointment in February, 2013(Photo:  General Pieng Deng Kuol Arop taking Oath before President Salva Kiir. [NASS: Garang Thuc]

Pieng Deng Kuol Arop taking oath before president Salva Kiir after his appointment in February, 2013(Photo: General Pieng Deng Kuol Arop taking Oath before President Salva Kiir. [NASS: Garang Thuc]

March 29, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The Inspector General of South Sudan Police Service, General Pieng Deng Kuol Arop, has narrowly evaded arrest in Abyei this week.

The police inspector was dispatched to his home town on a government mission to monitor security situation on Tuesday this week.

Upon his arrival, however, the inspector discovered allegations that his colleague, Gen. Santino Wol from the neighboring Aweil, has been ordered to monitor and arrest him on charges that he has rebelled the government of President Salva Kiir.

Gen. Pieng promptly responded through Eye Radio in attempt to clarify that he was dispatched by the government and he had no intention to defect as alleged by his colleagues in Juba.

“I want to tell all our citizens that this is not true. I don’t think I can defect. Where can I go?”Gen. Pieng told Eye radio.

“I am Inspector.  I’m in the last police rank. I am a General. I can’t defect. General can stay and do something else because he is not a politician.” Pieng elaborated.

Despite his attempts to clear the allegations, Gen. Pieng cut short his visit and returned to Juba on Friday to contain the situation.

Upon his arrival at Juba airport, Gen. Pieng further clarified that he returned from Agok as commissioned but not from the alleged rebellion, say:

“I just came back from Agok where I visited Abyei area and am now back to my headquarters. I hope that people will not say that I have come back from rebellion,” he said.

“I will be the last person who will rebel,”the embattled General reiterates.

Pieng, a native of the disputed Abyei, reminds his opponents that he has contributed so much to the liberation of the country and therefore he should not be suspected by people whom he considers as his comrades.

“I have fought for this country, most of people know what I have done for this country.” Gen. Pieng sympathetically explains.

“Maybe it was another Inspector General, it is not me,” Pieng said.

Gen. Pieng is not alone. His colleague in arms, Gen. James Hoth Mai, the former Chief of General Staff of the army, fled the country on foot on Sunday night to Kenya, where he reminds in exile while monitoring the situation.

Upon his arrival in Nairobi on Monday this week, Gen. Hoth refuted through Eye radio that he was not fleeing an arrest warrant, which was issued and leaked two days before he left the country.

“It is a mere lie, and it is actually people who want to just confuse the situation in our country.” General James Hoth Mai said.

Gen. Hoth believed that he left the country to visit his family in Kenya, which he has not visited for more than half a year.

Coincidentally, the warrant, which was leaked following the confidential meeting between the president and the top generals of his security forces at the national security service on Friday, aims mostly at the two generals, Gen. Pieng and Gen. Gathoth Mai.

A third target, who is least affected this week, is Gen. Mach Paul, the former chief of military intelligence, who fled the country last year.

According to a reliable insider within the national security, Juba has given his security apparatus a green light to arrest all the outspoken Generals, who have denied the coup allegation in the recently leaked African Union Commission of Inquiry report.

Whether these events are coincidental or circumstantial remains a mystery!

Related:

1. Revealed: President Kiir Ordered A Crackdown on Outspoken Military Officials

2.BREAKING NEWS: Embattled General Hoth Mai Narrowly Escaped To Nairobi

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  11 comments for “Breaking: South Sudan Police Chief, Pieng Deng, Downplays Arrests

  1. March 29, 2015 at 9:41 am

    stay with your father salva

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  2. March 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

    The so-called generals were brought up by John Garang,Abyei was use by him as the tools because it is between North and South. John Garang was only for minorities,Mading Deng should have been the headline if Garang still alive today.I believe he had use Misseriya to kill people in Twic including my own because of Karubino Kuanyin Bol.

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  3. GatNor
    March 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    General Pieng Deng Kuol Arop has a lot to answer for because he is responsible for the death and disappearance of many citizens. For him to defect is good but where will he go since he is a person of interest in many cold cases including Abraham Deng Wol’s death.

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    • March 29, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Riek of Nuer together with Misseriya had kill Abraham Deng Wol,but you are nightmare because nobody understand where Nuer is heading to.

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      • GatNor
        March 30, 2015 at 12:33 am

        Everyone that knows the facts on the case of Abraham Deng including the family members would disagree and would take your internet lies and instigations as a disrespect to the dead. He has family members who are outstanding South Sudanese active community members and for you to be childishly mocking and insulting this man’s death is pathetic and far reaching. You AGUMUT and Goikuach are too much. South Sudan continue to bleed due to a failed assassination attempt and that is to say the least but it is affecting everyone including those of you in the western countries.

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  4. Goikuach
    March 29, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Nuer propaganda. Why do you everybody to be a rebel like notorious Riek Machar?

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    • Lual Deng Gach
      March 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Mr Goikuach I think you should be ashamed of taking Nuer and saying thing are not relate to nuer culture. Believe me Dr machar soon will be your president wither you like or not. Nuer will install machar to be president of South Sudan by force and we will see what dinka will do.

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  5. latdieu2008
    March 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Kiir-Pieng seeks his neighboried countried to be assisted for cleansing ethnicity of Nuer tribe yet he retirated. The requested nations had awarded their loses by grabing in South Sudan which the drunkard president and hopeless didn’t calculate. Gen. Pieng is not even a South Sudanese yet because of corruption he had sole Abyei to Mr. Kiir for up keep and perdium yet his people are in Sudan, how came that Pieng hold an IGP position? It was by interest and he can’t defect because he is a foreigner who have been just assigned herein.

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  6. March 29, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    It is up to you to face house arrest or defect!

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  7. March 29, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Is this really journalism or some cow dung heads. You hear from the horse’s mouth Pieng and James Hoth and still we are discussing nonsense. That is why these untrained journalists should not really asked to go to school. We are tired of this. If it is a participation in the report, then arrest, Salva, Kuol Manyang, Paul Malong, Akol Koor, Alew Ayeny, etc….

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  8. John Jal Kuach
    March 29, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Kiir became another Saul in S.S till he left us now war- ENCOMIC on way. no more trust Shilluk and Bor.

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