Police Arrests Anglican Rev. Over Faking Own Kidnap

Metropolitan Police have detained Rev Isaac Solomom Mwesigwa, an Anglican priest who last week claimed to have been kidnapped by armed men and driven to Soroti District.

Rev Mwesigwa will be produced in court tomorrow (Friday) on allegations of giving false information to a public officer, according to CID spokesman Charles Twine.
“The court where he was going to be produced is closed today. He has been detained at Jinja Road Police Station. He will be produced in the same court tomorrow,” Mr Twine told this reporter on Thursday.

After he was recovered in Soroti District in eastern Uganda, Rev. Mwesigwa said that he had been kidnapped by armed men while he was driving his car to Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mukono.

He said he was abandoned by the kidnapers at St Peter’s Cathedral in Soroti town at about 4 am on February 12, 2020 before he was later received by Church of Uganda Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, who was in the area for a pastoral activity.

However, police obtained CCTV footage showing that he had exited his car without any attack from anyone.

Rev Mwesigwa, who was on his way to deliver his research work at Uganda Christian University, Mukono, told journalists and police recently that he noticed strange faces pursuing him on Sunday (February 9) as he drove around Sonde in Mukono at 9pm.

Earlier, a person identified as Jackie, a relative of the reverend, who first posted about the missing clergy, said the captive’s car had been found by the roadside and not at a hotel as claimed by sections of the media.

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