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Pastor Who Vanished With Over 20 Followers Finally Arrested

Fred Enanga
Fred Enanga

Police in Mityana District have arrested a self-styled pastor who went missing ten days ago with over 20 of his followers.

Ms Racheal Kawala , Wamala Regional police spokesperson,confirmed that pastor’ Samuel Kalibbala was arrested Friday morning after he sneaked into his house at around 2am.

Before the arrest, five victims in a disappearance case had resurfaced and reported to Mityana Central Police Station (CPS) on May 26.

Police also identified the five victims as Jessica Namuwaya, 47, a wife to Sulait Kintu and four of his children – all residents of Naama Central Village, Naama Ward, Busimbi Division in Mityana District.
Five other suspects are in custody at Mityana CPS to help police with investigations and these include the founder of Nakwangu Church of Christ Christian Centre, pastor Benard Twajira Yezu,64, Ttamu Village resident Eric Kawuki,20, student Shakim Sekyewa,18, teacher Harriet Kajubi, 53  and a 62-year-old midwife, Harriet Nalweyiso, police informed this publication.

According to the police, they were separately detained on May 25 in a special security operation led by the area police commander, Martin Okoyo, together with the office of the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Africano Aharikundira.

The police also indicated that the Tuesday operation, security operatives invaded and demolished makeshift structures at the Nankwangu Church of Christ worship centre in Mityana Municipality for illegally collecting and misleading people.

We have chosen to demolish all the illegal structures where these people have been convening to preach against government programs like vaccination, education

Above all, we have realized that they were confining juveniles at that hill yet they are supposed to be at school, RDC Aharikundira said.
The police are yet to reveal the charges to be slapped upon the suspects.

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