Over half million dollars found hidden under minister’s mattress in Juba

A state minister is under police custody in Juba after police found over $500,000 neatly spread under his bed’s mattress at his house in Tongping, Juba

A police officer who preferred anonymity told HIJ that the minister was arrested after state’s youth demand that he account for over 1million US dollars which is uncounted for since he was made a minister of finance.

“The minister was always under our radar because the state has been complaining of how he is running the ministry of finance. He barely approves payment event of state salaries and the civil servants have gone for over 6 months without payment,” the officer said.

The combined unit police and national security personnel also a huge sum of South Sudanese Pounds in a money safe in the minister’s bedroom.

The minister is currently under investigation and will be arraigned soon in court.