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Pastor’s bodyguard shoots vehicle carrying children in attempt to stop alleged kidnap

The police at Kajjansi are actively investigating allegations of suspected kidnap and a shooting that took place on Tuesday evening in Bwebajja along Entebbe road

It is alleged that Pastor Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church International made an alarm that attracted a response by his body guard Police Constable Patrick Ogwang, after the pastor’s children were taken away by their maternal aunt.

According to police, Pastor Mulinde claimed that his daughter Yayeli Mulungi 7years, had been kidnapped by a lady driving a Toyota Spacio UAV 202W, from his home in Kawuku, Wakiso district.

“The pastor and PC Ogwang jumped in their car in pursuit of the alleged kidnapper.The vehicle was intercepted after PC Ogwang shot its tyres,” said Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala metropolitan deputy police spokesperson.

He further noted that upon inspecting the car, the alleged kidnapped child wasn’t found inside. After police intervention, it has since been established that the alleged kidnapper is a sister-in-law to Pastor Mulinde and has been identified as Julie Makula, a resident of Lweza.

“She alleges that she is known to the pastor and she has been visiting their home very often,” added the police spokesperson.

Owoyesigyire further explained that on the fateful day, Makula was concerned with reports from the pastor’s eldest child, who claimed that her two siblings were sick at home.

She’s said to have visited the home and took the children to hospital for treatment, an action the pastor thought was a kidnap and a pursuit. No one was reported to have been injured in the incident. Owoyesigyire said that police have opened up a general inquiry file to ascertain the facts behind the incident.

“It should, however, be noted that the Pastor alleges his wife, whom they separated with and now lives in the USA, has a calculated move with her sister to take away the children from his custody. Meanwhile, we have impounded the vehicle and it is parked at Kajjansi police station and have also exhibited the gun that was used in the shooting,” stated the Kampala metropolitan deputy police spokesperson.

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