Juba, July 1, 2019 (SSNA) — The committee formed to investigate former petroleum minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth has found that at least three crude oil consignments went missing under the former minister’s care, a source familiar with the investigations and who demanded anonymity told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) on Monday.
“The committee is getting close to end its investigations. They have already found many problems within the petroleum ministry. What I know for sure is that they found out that three oil shipments went missing when Ezekiel was still the minister,” the source explains.
The same source also discloses that three other high-ranking officials within the petroleum ministry are also accused of having a hand in the missing oil shipments.
The source, however, did not say when the consignments went missing and how many barrels are accounted for.
Ezekiel Lol was fired last month by President Salva Kiir. The President did not give any reason why he dismissed the former minister.