Archive for January 8, 2018

By Deng Kur Deng, Pennsylvania, USA

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Agou John Wuoi Chuit, the former Executive Security Attache to the office of the president, was arrested on the 29th of May 2016, accused of misappropriating public funds, forging the President’s signature, and money laundering

January 8, 2018 (SSB) — Each of us feels validated and valued as individuals when we are surrounded by family and friends. Contrary to that is a changing dynamic of the family which can affect the nuclei of what holds it together, especially when those we value no longer share tables and social events with us. When John Agou was arrested, many thought it was a group who was being investigated for what took place in their place of employment.

Unfortunately, something much broader and complex occurred. Oddly, what it turned into over the last couple months left us shocked and curious to find answers to the reasons why. We thought that, perhaps, the President was dealing with many unmanageable situations at the time and simply forgot to accommodate at that very moment. We were convinced he would revisit concerns that were left unattended. We waited while Agou continued to experience and endure the conditions of prison. It wasn’t long before we, the family of Agou John, started to believe that he had been framed. If not, why did the President’s pardon exclude him?