Former Petroleum Minister, Ezekiel Lol risks 30 years in prison over misuse of public funds
Former South Sudan’s Oil Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, was on Friday ordered by President Kiir to appear before an investigation committee tasked to investigate the former minister.
According to anonymous source in Juba, Ezekiel Lol risk is being investigated for conspiracy to defraud, taking bribes, corruption and abuse of office.
The committee is led by Elia Lomuro, the cabinet minister, and his deputy Martin Otoromoi, the deputy justice minister. It further includes Abdon Agou, the government’s secretary general, Garang Majak Bol, ministry of finance undersecretary, Mayen Wol, the oil ministry undersecretary and SSNSS security officials.
Speaking to the Chinese Xinhua news agency, Presidential Spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny said: “the committee will question officials including former minister of petroleum Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth and some oil companies”.
According to a legal analyst, Ezikiel Lol faces upto 30 years if he is found guilty of fraud, corruption and abuse of office.