Pastor Arrested For Extortion

Police in Tororo have arrested a pastor accused of conning UGX 15 million from the director of Good Hope Nursery and Primary School in Butaleja district.

It is alleged that 32-year-old pastor David Odongo of God’s Heart Ministry church in Tororo Municipality asked the Peter Ojwang the school director to give him 15 million shillings so as he can assist 500 children from the school get sponsorship.

Michael Odongo, the Bukedi Regional Police spokesperson says the suspect told Ojwang that through his NGO, Golden Heart International, he could help get needy children sponsorship for their education.

He said police has discovered that pastor Odongo had conned many other people using the NGO. Police is looking into the NGO’s activities.

Odongo has been in hiding until he was arrested on Tuesday afternoon. Odongo is being held at Tororo Central Police Station.

Odongo said the suspect have been on police wanted list for reportedly conning local community in Eastern region.

He said police will charge the suspect with obtaining money by false pretense upon the completion of investigation.