On 23rd May 2013 Heal The Planet Global Organisation issued the following Invitation to Media Editors both Local and International:
RE: INVITATION FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE IN RESPECT OF REPORT ON ALLEGATION OF THREATENING VIOLENCE ON CHOL MAJOK VIDE A SUDANESE NATIONAL (CPS CRB: 697/2014)
You’re kindly invited for a press conference which will take place on 26th of May Monday 2014 at Subway restaurant 9:30 am next to Parliament. Mr. Chol Majok a Sudanese national will be sharing with you his plight on the struggle he is going through for demanding his money back as well as fighting for his safety. Mr. Chol a manager of Dot Timber Company South Sudan Ltd is demanding US 319,000 dollars and 15 trucks of Teak logs worthy US 45,000 dollars from Col Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro the Governor of Western Equatorial State, South Sudan who is also threatening his life.
I therefore request for your cooperation in media awareness thus seeing justice for Mr. Chol.
I look forward to seeing you.
On 26th May 2014 the Press Conference took place in Kampala Uganda and the media is continuing to publish and run stories on the matter. Thanks every one, we want to see justice.
This report was made .upon the request of the complainant in respect of General
Receipt Np: Y 286745.
THE COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES
On the 24/04/14 , a report was made by one CHOL MAJOK CHOL m/a 26 yrs old a south Sudanese by nationality , businessman , a resident of Kabowa in Rubaga Division Kampala district TEL; 07788122240 regarding a case of threatening violence on him by the owner of TEL: 0777483199, 078717777. Took place between 21st and 22nd of April 2014 while in Arua Park in Kampala district.
Investigation to establish the authenticity of the report were instituted vide the fore mentioned CRB: 697/2014
Statement was recorded from complainant and he was interviewed thoroughly. A court order was made to obtain a call data of the said telephone Nos: 0777483199and 078717777
No suspects arrested as yet.
It was established that the person threatening the complainant is actually one Col Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro and others known to him.
That on 21/04/2014 complainant CHOL MAJOK CHOL was arrested by un known people who had masked their faces and moving in a civilian vehicle which Reg. no. he did not notice due to threats.
That he was detained in a building near Mbuya army Barracks for 4 hours not until the wife to the Hon Minister Saleh intervened for his release having received a call from one Manyang a staff of south Sudan embassy.
That these threats originated from criminal case No57/2013 which was filed against Col: Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro in the high court of south Sudan in 2013
That the complainant won the case and he was to be paid some money which could have angered the Col.Joseph Banagasi Bakosoro(suspect) to cause the threats.
It’s reported that since then the complainant has not been paid.
That due to constant threats while in south Sudan, the complainant decided to come to Uganda for fear of his life and still while in Uganda the complainant continued receiving threats.
It was observed that complainant was given a tender of supplying Teak logs for the demarcation of Maridi County borders in southern Sudan.
That he supplied the logs but he was not paid until matters reached court which eventually resulted into this threat.
That after detention and release while in Uganda on 21/04/2014, the complainant reported the mater to south Sudan embassy and a letter dated 23/04/2014 referring him to the office of Prime Minister was issued to him.
That the office of the prime minister referred him to the refugee family attestation camp in Adjumani as per the earlier letter dated 11/03/2014 which was issued to him.
That the refugee family attestation camp commander sent him to police for assistance.
That Mr. Chol a manager of Dot Timber Company South Sudan Ltd is demanding US319,000 dollars and 15 trucks of Teak Logs worthy US45,000 dollars from Col Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro the Governor of western Equatorial State, South Sudan who is also threatening his life.
Suspect to be traced for interrogation and if possible face charges in criminal court.
The said motor vehicle which suspects were moving in to be traced and impounded for investigation.
Call prints to be attached for records / evidence.
Investigations to be conducted wider in order to bring culprits to book for justice.