Police are holding a young man accused of torching three churches.
Reagan John Ngobi, a resident of Namugogo
Division is accused of torching St. Noah Catholic Church Kasokoso, Liberty
Church of Christ International and God’s Tour Promising church in Kira
municipality over the weekend.
The affected include St
Noah Catholic Church Kasokoso, Liberty Church of Christ International and God’s
tour promising church.
The fire at St Noah Catholic Church Kasokoso destroyed books,
bibles, alter wine, curtains and plastic chairs values at Shillings 1.5 million
but didn’t spread further.
investigations by Kira Police show that the suspect broke windows to gain
access to the church. He allegedly gathered the property together, doused it
with petrol before setting them ablaze.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan
Police Deputy Spokesperson, says the suspect surrendered to police brandishing
three new knives.
According to Owoyesigyire,
the suspect confessed to have torched the churches because of anger arising
from the fact that they preach the prosperity gospel yet he is stuck in the misery of
He explained that he brought two litres of petrol and one for
paraffin which he used to torch the churches with intentions of burning them to
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Owoyesigyire also says
that the suspect told detectives that he was carrying the knives for self-defense
in case anybody interfered with his mission.
According to Owoyesigyire, police have recovered samples from the churches
forwarded them to the government analytical laboratories.
The suspect will be
subjected to a medical checkup to establish his mental state.