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South Sudanese national arrested in Uganda over theft

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July 22, 2013 (AMURU) - Police in the border town of Amuru in northern Uganda on Saturday arrested a South Sudanese national for allegedly stealing a motorcycle.

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Emmanuel Ondoka was arrested in Olegu, a bursting trading centre on the Uganda side of the border with South Sudan.

"He was arrested while trying to ride away with the motorcycle red in colour registration number EE114MC. He was heading towards the direction of Gulu", Jimmy Okema, a spokesperson for the Uganda police in northern Uganda told Sudan Tribune on Monday.

Gulu is located about 70 kilometres west of the border market town of Elego and is a major hub for Uganda-South Sudan trade.

The suspect is being held at Elego police post awaiting the owner of the motorcycle to lodge a complaint before he can be arraigned before a court in Amuru district.

Asked what would happen to the South Sudan national if the owner of the motorcycle does not lodge a complaint, Jimmy Okema the police spokesperson in northern Uganda said they will be compelled to release him on police bond.

Last week the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) arrested several numberless vehicles and motorcycles in Elego which has a major market that serves both Uganda and South Sudan.

Many of the motorcycles and the vehicles were reportedly from South Sudan.

"We stop you if you’re riding a numberless motorcycle or vehicle for you to show us the logbooks. If you fail to provide us with documentation, we impound you", said Okema.

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  • 23 July 2013 07:21, by Marco Bul

    That motorcycle was not steal from Uganda.The number plate is from EES(EE114MC) but the rider could not prove Z de motorcycle was his.He did not have a logbook.
    Wrong number ob different side of de border.Period.

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    • 23 July 2013 07:26, by Deng II

      Door always says Dinka are thefts but every body become wild to steal any things because its become habits and normal in South Sudan to do.

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      • 23 July 2013 08:10, by J P Puok

        Deng, you had it, Dinka=stealing so !

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      • 23 July 2013 08:19, by Big Boy

        Those theives are always saying dinka’s & Nuer, but today the fact are known as always denied Equartorian which are allies with their bros. in Uganda..

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    • 23 July 2013 09:36, by Mayom County Boy

      @Marco Bul are you the one who took the motor cycle? I know you ,you are the one who steal the motor cycle , I don,t know when did dinka will stop their way of behaving like that.dinka are theft of south sudan,but why not dinka does n,t respect Uganda, because is another country not south sudan.

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  • 23 July 2013 07:23, by Mane ran atep

    Look a guy so call Emmanuel Ondoka arrested in Olegu just because Motorcycle, come on man don’t play with name of Emmanuel this are blessing name.

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  • 23 July 2013 07:24, by Marco Bul

    Correction...wrong number on different side of de border...

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  • 23 July 2013 07:31, by good luck

    u Ugandan people u should not be supries of what has happen to u b,se must are greated theft in all werevery u are? i think this man has everyday steal motorcyle from south sudan uganda and uganda to south sudan that is why he is counted in btw.

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  • 23 July 2013 07:44, by SPLA

    Mr Goodluck! You are murdering English. Go back to school coz your english is very poor.

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    • 23 July 2013 07:54, by Peter Mading

      I do not agree with the report that the thief is a South Sudanese National. I believe the thief is a Ugandan National and he must be Acholi or Madi and the Motorcycle is from South Sudan- Eastern Equatoria State. The property is for South Sudan and therefore, the owner will be S.Sudanese and i’ll like the reporter to give us final report on this.

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  • 23 July 2013 07:53, by SPLA

    To the editor Sudan tribune.
    Communication in english is a big challenge to some people who are trying to comment on certain articles in this paper. Please stop publishing comments with very poor english that doesn’t meet required standards.

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    • 23 July 2013 07:57, by Sundayw

      Hahahaha...you are very funny Mr. Gallant SPLA. Yes, there has to be some minimum English requirement. Some illiterates are slipping through much the chagrin of the rest of us.

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      • 23 July 2013 08:25, by Tutbol

        Sundayw,
        You know our guys from Equatoria & our still Southern cousins; loved to project themselves as first foreign languges speakers & well educated & more civilized than the Dinkas & the Nuers, but when you check their education artistry closely; you only find they just bunch fluffs after all. The Dinkas & the Nuers were the untouchable during the war when these *english detectives* were in>>>

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        • 23 July 2013 08:34, by Tutbol

          >>> foreign countries educating their kids & themselves. It would be better to look down upon another S Sudanese when he/she failed to adhere his/her clan grammatical sementics otherwise this is always a big no brainer.

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    • 23 July 2013 08:38, by Deng II

      SPLA
      U wasting your valuable time 2 correct any body. Nobody writing noble book here. I would like you 2 learn tweeter and slang language. Learn how 2 read and figure it between the line, if its implicit. Otherwise, you may be new in world of twisted English.

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  • 23 July 2013 08:03, by Son of Ngundeng

    Dear South Sudanese!
    you see what happen now, only one thief from south Sudan the Uganda police spokesperson announce it to Sudan tribune, while they are stealing here every day, and we never even express it to our local news, how many Uganda thieves here in South Sudan this can show luck of nationalism, shame on you South Sudanese !!!!

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    • 23 July 2013 09:32, by LL Reuben

      Son of Ngundeng,
      Wow! Thank you.

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    • 23 July 2013 12:01, by De Bia

      Let dem kill that south Sudanese immediately just like how foreigners are treated here in Juba....

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  • 23 July 2013 09:08, by Marco Bul

    Oh yeah! The guy stole de motorcycle in South Sudan N tried to sell it in Uganda but he failed to produce de logbook.A thief is a thief regardless of what-have-you!!
    There is no tribe called Door(Doo).It is either Madi,Kakwa,Moru,Bari,Achol-alït,Didinga,blah,blah.

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    • 23 July 2013 12:04, by De Bia

      Because of Rampant poverty in our country, South Sudanese have started stealing...shame upon us

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      • 23 July 2013 16:31, by Lual

        what is the evedient showing that guy is stol the motorbik? one of southern sudan who stol the motorbik was quility.
        why he is not learn to do othere work in stead of stealing.
        funish him to face the bad things he did.

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  • 23 July 2013 17:04, by NyamNyam

    I know these idiots called Equatorian are going to tanish the image of our country.Allow them to go to wherever they want.They should not remain part of this country or else similar reports will keep coming up.

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  • 23 July 2013 17:40, by Marco Bul

    @Mayom Conty Boy.
    Do u know the meaning of "Bul"? When are you going to mature yaa boy? Do u want me to say,"Nööngë nup ke tung kel" so Z you will know me? Woc rot du.Liel ng’ ai!

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  • 23 July 2013 19:00, by Kelei

    Joseph canada and his cousin Jubawwe,are on there way to Uganda, so they can bail Omoni antoria out.If this was a dinka or nuer this two guys i mention above will run there mouths beyond the limit, but thank God the prove is what we are reading now. Equatoria are they number one thieves in Southern Sudan

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