Police in Turalei town have arrested an 18-year-old man who has reportedly admitted to setting a school facility on fire last week.
On Sunday, arsonists burned down the teachers’ quarters at Saint Joseph Primary School in Twic County, Warrap state.
The destruction of the property led to the loss of essential school documents, exam papers, copies of parent files, and 20,000 South Sudanese Pound, among other items.
According to Francis Adila, the head teacher of the school, the arsonists took saucepans, tea flasks, and others from school kitchenware before setting the building on fire in Panyai village of Turalei Payam.
On Wednesday, Twic Police Inspector said they have one of two suspects in custody.
Brigadier General Marko Mawien Madut was arrested today in Panyai suburb of Turalei town.
“Can you imagine the suspect admitted the crime and said that he was under the influence of alcohol?” he asked.
“So, it is unbecoming and it needs seriousness from the parents as well as the public institution should be protected.”
Police have asked the public to approach them with any information that may lead to the arrest of the remaining suspect.