Kampala/Juba, April 6, 2019 (SSNA) — South Sudanese tycoon Larence Lual Malong Yor Jr who has been bragging about his wealth for years has been officially charged by Ugandan prosecutors, a video leaked to the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) shows.
Lawrence Lual appeared in a Ugandan court alongside his co-conspirators, a Ugandan and Congolese. The three men have been accused of defrauding people and an attempt to scam even more people including South Africans of more than $1.9 million dollars. Prosecutors told the court that the men have already defrauded people and that the current case against them is just a part of a larger investigation.
Lawrence, who had posted several videos on Facebook showing himself lying on a bed full of money, always claim that he is rich and that his God, Jesus, blessed him.
It is widely known in South Sudan that Lawrence managed to defraud so many foreigners when his step-Father Paul Malong Awan was army chief. His court appearance at a Ugandan court can be accessed in this video.
Lawrence was first arrested in November last year by the Uganda External Security Organisation (ESO). The ESO accused him of scamming foreigners. Soon after he was released last year, Lawrence claimed that he was detained for no reason and that the United States-based Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) asked the Ugandan government to free him.
Many South Sudanese accused the step-son of the former army chief of being an arrogant thief who consistently lied about the source of his wealth.