Police has finally arrested Bright Muyingo, the pastor of God’s Healing Power Church in Wakiso district for allegedly masterminding the robbery of Shs 20 million from a member of his flock.
Muyingo was picked up on Saturday together with two other suspects believed to have been his accomplices in the robbery.
Vincent Ssekate, the Police Professional Standards Unit (PSU) spokesperson, says the pastor was arrested from Katwe after being tracked for a day.
“The pastor has been arrested and is in police custody,” Ssekate told URN.
The arrest of the suspects followed a complaint by a robbery victim Danny Kyomuhendo to the Police Professional Standards Unit citing mismanagement of her case. The complaint was forwarded to the newly formed team investigating mismanaged cases.
Muyingo is accused of hiring two police officers identified as Sulaiman Kato and Kasango to rob the victim and lock her up in Katwe police cells, where she spent four days.
It is alleged that during interrogation at the PSU headquarters in Naguru, the policemen implicated Muyingo for having paid them to arrest the victim and release him from custody.
A reliable source in PSU however told URN that the suspects had denied being involved in the robbery and named Umar Mwanje as well as Richard Musumba as Muyingo’s accomplices.
The two were also arrested on Saturday and locked up at Katwe police station.
Last week, Kyomuhendo filed a case at PSU after spending days in the cells of Katwe police station where she had gone to report a case of robbery against pastor Muyingo.
Kyomuhendo alleges that she went to Pastor Muyingo’s church for prayers where he asked her to bring Shs 20 million for prayers so that the money could be blessed to ‘multiply’.
According to Kyomuhendo, two gunmen attacked her and took the money at gunpoint as she was walking with the pastor at 2am in the night towards Busabala.
She reported a case at Katwe police implicating the pastor, saying he was the only one who knew she would be carrying that money.
The pastor was arrested and released shortly after. Kyomuhendo was arrested and locked up without any explanation.