Woman of God arrested in Lira for theft

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Police in Lira district is holding a female pastor for allegedly stealing money and other household items from her followers.

The officer in-charge of Starch Factory Police Post, Joshua Sendaula, told KFM that the suspect took advantage of the sick widow to defraud her.

The Pastoress is said to have stolen the items from a one Betty Opito, 40, in exchange for blessings following the death of her husband, Francis Opito.

The items include; a motorcycle, a generator, four suitcases full of clothes, two family size beds, mattresses and television screens.

The pastoress told Opito these material things would be be burnt to expel demons that are allegedly making her life a living hell.

After a few days, Opito’s friends told the pastoress was looking for buyers instead of burning the items as promised.

She tipped police which arrested the woman of God on Monday and charged her with theft and claiming property by false presence.

Opito told police that when the pastor also a resident of Ireda Shamber in Central Division, Lira Municipality, claims to work with Miracle Centre Church.

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