Police launch manhunt for man who dumps 100 SSP into public toilet

100 South Sudanese Pound Banknote |Photo: File

Sept 19, 2020 (Thessherald)–Juba Police have launched a big manhunt after an unidentified individual dumped 100 SSP banknotes into a public toilet in the nation’s capital, Juba.

“Investigations are underway to identify the suspect, this is a serious criminal behaviour that will not be condoned at any cost,” said a police officer who requested anonymity as he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media.

It is not clear what prompted the man to misuse the national currency. Analysts believe that the ongoing economic hardships may have frustrated the man.

“Who knows, this act may be an indication that the country’s banknotes have become as worthless as toilet paper,” the analyst noted.

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The Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan, as amended in 2011, criminalizes all criminal practices or acts that contravene public morals.

In recent days, President Kiir has fired his long-term ally, former Finance Minister Salvatore Garang Mabiordit, in high hopes of averting an economic recession in the country.

The dismissal of the finance minister sparked mixed reactions from the public.

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