The Juba city council has ordered the temporary closure of discos, DJs, and church-related night fellowships. It says the move is to curb crimes and insecurity around Juba city’s residentials.
H.W. Michael Lado Thomas, is the Mayor of Juba City Council. He says most of the suspects have been identified as gangs members known as Toronto Boys perpetrate crimes in Juba.
“Discos and DJs operation in South Sudan hotel, Nyakuron cultural center, Club signature, University of Juba staff club, max, celebrity. Others not identified but are operating in residential areas are suspended with immediate effect.”
The move came after national security reported the arrest of more than 10 people alleged to commit highways and city robberies of bags snatching on the street. Mayor also suspended church fellowship at night, saying it caused a public disturbance, influencing improper, immoral, and criminal behaviors because they invited big crowds.
Mr. Lado says part of his directive is to observe health measures due to increased cases spread of COVID-19. He warned that any violation of his order could lead to measures taken and charged under the penal code of the Criminal Act and any other applicable law.
Last week, Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) petitioned Juba City Mayor over the rising criminal activities in the streets of Juba by motor-crazed gang, also known as the Toronto Boys.