Thieves broke into Juba Christian Centre (JCC) in the capital Juba on Tuesday and stole 33,500 US dollars and 310,000 South Sudanese Pounds.

The JCC is located in Buluk about 150 meters from the Buluk junction along the road to University of Juba.

The church deputy secretary general Mustafa Maring told Radio Tamazuj today that the thieves stole an amount of 33,000 USD, 310,000 SSP and other equipment after breaking into offices at night.

Maring said the money was kept in the church offices in order to pay contractors who were building new churches and a school in Jonglei State.

The church leader further said the stolen amount of 310,000 SSP was meant for school services and other church activities in the capital Juba.

He pointed out that they have reported what happened to police authorities in Juba, pointing out that four suspects including two watchmen who were on duty on the same night were arrested.

Bishop Michael Taban, a member of JCC church, also confirmed the incident describing it as a surprise to them as church members.

However, South Sudan’s Police Spokesperson, Daniel Justin said he has not received any report about the theft.

Source: Radio Tamazuj