We have obtained photos and a video of the moment Garang John was arrested last week. HIJ broke the story on Monday about the arrest of famed SSBC news anchor after he allegedly failed to pay debts amounting to 36 millions South Sudanese Pounds.
Although the journalist was able to access social media and dispelled rumours of his arrest in a Facebook post this week, HIJ has confirmed the journalist is still being detained at Juba Northern Police Station probably waiting to be taken to court.
The journalist is said to have borrowed over 36 million South Sudanese Pounds for his wedding’s preparations in April this year. The money was allegedly borrowed from companies, businessmen, colleagues and even friends.
See the pic and video of Garang’s arrest below: