July 21, 2024

Locals lock up St Barnabas church of Uganda over corruption

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By Denis Okello (denis.okello@vol.co.ug)


Christians of St Barnabas church of Uganda in Inomo town council, Kwania district have locked up their church and demanded their lay reader to vacate the church within two days over corruption.

The Christians took the decision to close the church during service yesterday after the chairperson laity Geoffrey Okello told Christians that the lay reader Andrew Okello should leave the church.

Nelson Ogwal a member of St Barnabas told Voice of Lango FM said Christians accused Okullo of misusing the church offertories that he was not reportedly sending to the diocesan headquarters.

According to Ogwal, the chairperson laity of St Barnabas Geoffrey Okello during the second service said the lay reader Andrew Okello could not continue leading prayers in the church and they locked up the church together with other Christians.

Ogwal said Andrew Okello tried to resist his eviction but the Giso of Inomo Town Council Obangkwon Geoffrey was called in together with the police to take him away from the church premise.

He said leaders of Inomo Arch deaconry convened a meeting this morning to resolve the matter.

The diocesan secretary of West Lango Rev. Robert Edinga by press time said they were in the process of visiting the church to resolve the issue.

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