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South Sudan finance minister said to have stolen millions of dollars

 

Dier Tong Ngor, governor of the Bank of South Sudan speaks to reporters in Juba on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. [Photo by Awan Achiek/Sudans Post]

South Sudan’s newly-appointed finance minister Dier Tong Ngor is allegedly involved in a money laundering scheme and is accused of stealing at least $15 million in public funds, a reliable source told Sudans Post in a statement on Wednesday.

JUBA – South Sudan’s newly-appointed finance minister Dier Tong Ngor is allegedly involved in a money laundering scheme and is accused of stealing at least $15 million in public funds, a reliable source told Sudans Post in a statement on Wednesday.

The source claimed that Mr. Dier remitted $15 million into his bank account just two months after his appointment.

“The heads of security institutions stormed the ministry of finance to investigate the minister about the alleged scandal of $15 million United States Dollars remitted to National Bank of the Republic of Uganda,” the source said.

He said the minister is under investigation for illegally hiding the money stolen from the national treasury in his bank accounts in the National Bank of the Republic of Uganda.

“Dier Tong Ngor is the first sitting Minister of Finance to be charged with open corruption and the financial scandal a few days later of his appointment.”

He said the deliberate scam and fraud he called a “total disgrace to the entire nation.”

“Dier Tong Ngor is accused of graft in connection with financial scandals or embezzlement confirmed in capital Kampala. The transfer of $ 15 million and embezzling $ 20 million others caught in his private account in Juba.”

While Sudans Post cannot verify the claims, the source from the Blue House confirmed to our source that Finance Minister Tong was arrested on Tuesday on charges of fraud and corruption.

He disclosed that an investigation Committee including the National Security Service Economic division, MI, and CID Departments has been formed to probe the minister on the allegation.

“This kind of national robbery, crime, and irresponsibility enslave us with unnecessary debt and pathetic economic problems for many years now since the crisis erupted in 2013/2016 respectively.”

Sudans Post

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