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The diplomat who slipped out of NYPD custody by invoking his immunity after being arrested on suspicion of raping a neighbor on Sunday continues to evade public scrutiny, shielded by the silence of each the State Department and his personal authorities.
Charles Dickens Imene Oliha, 46, vanished after being launched from NYPD custody early on Monday morning.
He was arrested after a girl who lives in his constructing in Fort George close to the Bronx known as police claiming he adopted her into her house and raped her twice.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is investigating the allegations. If he does carry costs, NYC Mayor Eric Adams should ask the State Department to attraction to South Sudan to revoke Oliha’s immunity to ensure that him to be prosecuted.
But the US authorities is being tight-lipped on whether or not it will achieve this – or even when Oliha stays in the nation.
Charles Dickens Imene Oliha, 46, vanished after being launched from NYPD custody early on Monday morning. He was arrested after a girl who lives in his constructing in Fort George close to the Bronx known as police claiming he adopted her into her house and raped her twice
The South Sudanese Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York was locked up with the lights out on Wednesday. Staff at the constructing stated there had been nobody there all day and that Oliha hadn’t been seen since final week. The nation’s representatives
The South Sudanese authorities claims it’s ‘urgently addressing’ the difficulty however there was no signal of any motion since he was arrested on Sunday
If costs are introduced and he has fled, an extradition course of could be required along with the waiving of his immunity to ensure that him to face the allegations.
The authorities of South Sudan stated on it will ‘urgently’ take measures as soon as the investigation was full.
The South Sudan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued an announcement on Tuesday on-line, however none of the nation’s representatives in the US have commented.
‘The report from the Permanent Mission indicated that one of our diplomats was accused of rape by one of the locals in New York City.
‘He was briefly interrogated by police. However as per the report, the investigation is ongoing and can quickly have clear particulars of what has transpired in that incident.
‘The administration is paying eager consideration to this report and can urgently takes acceptable measures to handle this,’ the assertion learn.
On Wednesday, there have been no staff at the South Sudanese Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, where Oliha has labored for the final a number of years as a counsellor.
The lights inside the workplace had been turned out and the door locked when DailyMail.com visited.
Staff at the constructing stated they hadn’t seen Oliha since final week, and that only some staff have come and gone from the workplace since then.
This is the official assertion from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. They say they realized of the allegation ‘with remorse’ and that it’s ‘paying eager consideration’ to the difficulty – however Oliha stays in the wind
During a name with reporters on Wednesday, State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel refused to substantiate whether or not Oliha was in the US or if he has fled, citing the ongoing felony investigation.
When requested particularly by DailyMail.com if Oliha is in the nation or if he has fled, Patel stated: ‘I don’t have the rest so as to add… we don’t touch upon the specifics of ongoing investigations,’ citing a days-old assertion from the division.
He additionally refused to substantiate whether or not the State Department would request that Oliha’s immunity be revoked, ought to he be charged.
A spokesman for Mayor Eric Adams additionally refused to be drawn on the topic, saying they wished to attend for the end result of the investigation earlier than commenting.
Repeated inquiries to each the South Sudanese embassy in Washington DC and the Permanent Mission of South Sudan to the UN went unanswered.
Doormen at the constructing where Oliha labored had been shocked to be taught of the allegations in opposition to him.
‘He comes in early in the morning usually and is very nice to everyone. Whoever said he is bad, it is questionable. It is hard to believe.
‘Not Charles. He’s the nicest,’ the males stated, declining to present their names.
The scene exterior the house constructing in Fort George, close to the Bronx, where police stood guard on Tuesday
The NYPD says it’s sure by the State Department’s coverage on whether or not or not he could be charged
On Sunday, Oliha was arrested after a neighbor in his house constructing in Washington Heights known as police claiming he had raped her inside their house constructing
Favorite tipple: Neighbors stated Oliha usually drank Coors Light exterior the house constructing and that this will was his final earlier than he was taken away
Online, Oliha claims to have been a diplomat since 2008. He additionally says he’s the founder of a political occasion in South Sudan
Oliha appears to have lived considerably of a double life.
At his house constructing, neighbors had been shocked to be taught he did in actual fact maintain a authorities position after dismissing his previous feedback about his work as the ramblings of a drunk.
‘Everyone is aware of him round right here as a drunk, he drinks each evening on that entrance step.
‘He’s not a diplomat. In the morning he’s a gentleman in his swimsuit. In the night he’s a drunk. He sits on these steps day by day drunk and ingesting.’
‘He used to inform everybody he labored for the UN however nobody believed him as a result of he was at all times drunk.
‘It wasn’t till this occurred that all of us had been like wow he wasn’t mendacity,’ one neighbor, who declined to be named, advised DailyMail.com on Tuesday as cops stood guard exterior Oliha’s spouse’s house.
South Sudan joined the UN in June 2011, after gaining independence from Sudan following years of turmoil.
Its President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has not addressed the controversy. In current months, he has fired six of his authorities ministers.
Oliha’s accuser claimed he adopted her into her house on Sunday and raped her twice – as soon as with a condom, and a second time with out.
She stated the assault occurred in the afternoon and that afterwards, she fell asleep. She known as police at round 11pm and was interviewed at midnight.
Oliha was taken into custody and questioned, however was launched at 5am on Monday morning.
Since then, there was no signal of him.