The Uganda Police Force during the weekend arrested Pastor Augustine Iga aka Abizaayo of Revival Church Kawala, Rubaga Division in Kampala.
Yiga is facing charges of false utterances and passing harmful propaganda relating to the current Corona Virus (COVID 19) pandemic in the country.
The Pastor is suspected to have said, in a video recording branded by BBS TV, that the Corona Virus is not in Uganda.
The video that went viral undermines government efforts in fighting the COVID 19 pandemic and exposes the public to dangers of laxity in observing the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health on its control and prevention.
The action of Pastor Iga promotes the spread of the COVID 19 and can therefore be considered as a direct attack on the people of the Republic of Uganda.
Therefore, the suspect, who is currently detained at Old Kampala Police Station, will be interviewed to establish the motive behind the dangerous utterances.
“We appeal to the public to desist from making false or alarming utterances concerning COVID 19 and disregard information not from authorized government structures,” said SP Patrick Onyango, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson.
According to our informants, the controversial pastor is now on his knees pleasing for president Museveni’s Purdon.
Yiga told the officers who were interrogating him that he never knew the right information and a impact of utterances a move that he vowed to not ever repeat again.
Pastor is supposed to appear in court today over the crime committed and is expected where he is also expected to apply for bail.