Kitgum Bishop sues Reverend for Illegal Confinement

1889 Views Kitgum, Uganda
Bishop Benjamin Ojwang, of Kitgum Diocese, has sued a reverend for illegal confinement. In his suit, the Bishop accused Reverend William Oketa, vice chairman of concerned Christians of locking him up in the church. Reverand Oketa is jointly accused with Lowum Daramoi and the deputy principal of Kitgum Core PTC, Arop p' Acire. Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate, Elias Kakooza, heard that the suspects locked bishop Ojwang in the vestry under unclear circumstances. The trio was charged with illegal confinement and released on bail until January 10th when their case comes up for mention. Speaking to reporters shortly after their release, Reverand Oketa said that Bishop Ojwang is not fit to head the diocese and must resign. Tension between the two servants of God broke out last year when a group of Christians opposed to Bishop Ojwang, stormed the diocesan offices, locked them up and then went to the church and locked the bishop in the vestry.


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