Crime

PASTOR WHO DISAPPEARED WITH CHURCH MEMBERS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED TRAFFICKING

By Our Reporter

MITYANA: The Police have preferred charges of aggravated trafficking in persons against a Pastor in Mityana who is accused of disappearing with the church members.

Pastor Samuel Kalibbala was arrested on Friday last week with a group of 12 people at his home in Naama Village, Busimbi Division, Mityana Municipality.

He was arrested 10 days after he disappeared with 20 of the followers of his church throwing relatives and authorities into panic.

It is alleged that Pastor Kalibbala, his wife and children had disappeared with some of his followers from Naama Central Village in Busimbi Division Mityana Municipality.

Amid the ongoing investigations, the Police said that a charge of aggravated trafficking in persons have been preferred against Pastor Kalibbala.

Rachael Kawala the Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, confirmed the charges and revealed that all the victims in disappearance case of Naama where Pastor Kalibbala is involved have all been recovered.

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She said that the last person has reported himself to the Police at Naama on Monday while another one reported herself on Sunday evening.  She said that investigations are still ongoing to find out the motive of the disappearance.

According to the Police, Pastor Kalibbala is a suspect in the alleged disappearance case which was reported and registered as CRB 429/2022.

Kawala said earlier that the Pastor was arrested through intelligence-led information after investigations and searching for the missing persons.

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